Joan Hart Gallery Talk

September 10 @ 5:30 pmSeptember 11 @ 7:30 pm

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center,

122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, 47404 United States

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September 10 – “Exploring the Magic of Red in World Textiles” Gallery Talk by Joan Hart, Ph.D. “Seeing Red: World Textiles,” Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut) | FREE 5:30-6:30pm talk in Rose Firebay, reception to follow till 7:30pm Red is a color that challenges us: bright and glorious, and both celebrated…

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Lotus Lineup Lowdown

September 10 @ 7:00 pmSeptember 11 @ 8:00 pm

Monroe County Public Library,

303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States

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Lotus Lineup Lowdown: Preview with an Ethnomusicologist Thursday, September 10 | 7:00pm Monroe County Public Library Auditorium (303 E. Kirkwood)| Free and open to the public Take a deeper dive into Lotus on this guided tour! Dr. Daniel Reed, of the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, will look at the 2015 Festival lineup through a…

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The 22nd Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

September 24September 27

Downtown Bloomington,

100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408

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Design by Vincent Dejardins

Downtown Bloomington, Indiana Presenting Sponsors: Bloomingfoods Market & Deli, Blueline Media Productions, and Indiana University Bloomington Tickets on sale now! Online at bctboxoffice.com; Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office (114 E. Kirkwood), 812-323-3020 Weekend Passes also available at most Bloomingfoods locations Watch lotusfest.org for schedule updates, artist descriptions, lodging information, and more! A complete list of this…

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Lotus Thursday Kick-Off Concert

September 24 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Buskirk-Chumley Theater,

114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States

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Baltic Crossing and Buckwheat Zydeco Start your Lotus with a night of exhilarating, high-energy grooves from Baltic Crossing (Finland, Denmark, U.K.) and Buckwheat Zydeco (U.S.). 7:00 pm | Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood) > Tickets on sale now!  Sponsored by: Baltic Crossing presented in partnership with the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and the Department of Central Eurasian…

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Festival Arts Village

September 25September 26

6th Street b/w Walnut & Washington,

100 E. 6th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States

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Friday, Sept. 25 & Saturday, Sept. 26 | 6:00 – 10:00 pm each night 6th St., between Walnut & Washington | FREE Presented by Beth Ellis, Realtor with support from the Bloomington Arts Commission The Arts Village is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program. Friday, Sept. 25, 8:30 – 9:15…

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IU Art Museum Noon Concert: Simdi Ensemble

September 25 @ 12:00 pm12:45 pm

IU Art Museum,

1133 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States

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September 25 – IU Art Museum Noon Concert featuring Lotus Festival Artist: Şimdi Ensemble  12:00-12:45pm  |  IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th St.  |  FREE Şimdi Ensemble (Şimdi means “now” in Turkish) is a project in the footsteps of the Sufi tradition of Anatolia. Based in Turkey, Şimdi is co-founded by singer and composer Bora Uymaz and harpist Şirin…

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Friday Evening Showcases

September 25 @ 6:30 pmSeptember 26 @ 12:00 am

Downtown Bloomington,

100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408

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Friday, September 25 6:30-Midnight | Various venues in downtown Bloomington A wristband is your passport to multiple performances each showcase night, at venues ranging from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, to standing-room-only street tents, to churches where traditional music shines.  Single-night tickets and Weekend Passes available. DOWNLOAD/PRINT FRIDAY SCHEDULE Click for full artist list and current schedule information Tickets on…
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Lotus in the Park

September 26 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm

Waldron, Hill, & Buskirk Park,

331 S. Washington
Bloomington, 47404 United States

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Saturday, September 26 / Noon – 5 pm / Free Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park) 331 S. Washington St. DOWNLOAD/PRINT LOTUS IN THE PARK SCHEDULE Workshops and Demonstrations IU Global Education Pavilion Sponsored by IU Center for the Study of Global Change Singing Workshop with Zedashe / 12:05 – 12:50 pm “Shidaiqu” Music…

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Collectors’ Gallery Talk

September 26 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center,

122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, 47404 United States

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September 26 – “Seeing Red” Collectors’ Gallery Talk, 4-5pm, Miller and Treasurer’s Galleries “Seeing Red: World Textiles,” Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut) | FREE The “Seeing Red” exhibit is curated by a volunteer committee of collectors, conservation experts, retired faculty, and artists of world textiles, presented by the Lotus Education &…
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Saturday Evening Showcases

September 26 @ 6:30 pmSeptember 27 @ 12:00 am

Downtown Bloomington,

100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408

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Saturday, September 26 6:30-Midnight | Various venues in downtown Bloomington A wristband is your passport to multiple performances each showcase night, at venues ranging from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, to standing-room-only street tents, to churches where traditional music shines.  Single-night tickets and Weekend Passes available. DOWNLOAD/PRINT SATURDAY SCHEDULE Click for full artist list and current schedule information > Tickets on…

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Festival Parade

September 26 @ 8:30 pm9:00 pm

Downtown Bloomington,

100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408

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Led by festival artist Fanfaraï. Community is invited to take part in this procession. Decorate your bicycle with a Lotus-inspired theme and ride along or just come and wave a Lotus flag! 8:30 / Downtown Bloomington – starts at B-line/Kirkwood and ends at BCT > Free

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World Spirit Concert

September 27 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Buskirk-Chumley Theater,

114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States

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 World Spirit Concert Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood)  |  3:00 pm The 2015 Commemorative Pin gets you into the Sunday World Spirit Concert, the Festival’s beautiful wrap-up event featuring Maarja Nuut (Estonia) and Şimdi Ensemble (Turkey). The 2015 Lotus Pin ($5) gets you in! Maarja Nuut is presented in partnership with: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource…

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