Thank you for another amazing Festival! Yes, YOU. Lotus is truly a gift FROM the whole community, TO the whole community…and we couldn’t do it without you.
To our Volunteers: Over 500 strong and counting, you are the gears in this glorious (and sometimes rather Seussian) machine. Our deepest thanks to our committee members and to our weekend corps – we are so grateful for the hours and smiles and sweat that you dedicate to making the Festival a reality. See the Sea of Teal here: more photos of our amazing volunteers in action!
To our Sponsors and Donors: Thank you for joining together to invest in Lotus and to invest in building a stronger community through the arts! Your generosity – at ALL levels – makes the Festival possible, and your support for our programs helps create a better Bloomington and a better world through the Lotus mission.
To our Artists: Wow! You converged on our town from all corners of the globe, and we fell in love with your music, your artistry, your energy, your stories, and your passion. Thank you for helping to break down boundaries and to make this a smaller, more connected, more Lotus-y planet.
To our Audience: Our artists tell us that Lotus audiences are the BEST audiences in the world …and we know it’s true! We counted nearly 12,000 of you – of all ages and stripes – out on the streets and getting in the Lotus groove. Thank you for coming out and coming together with your friends, families, neighbors, and complete strangers to support our artists, to support our mission, and to inhabit another glorious Lotus World Music & Arts Festival weekend.
To my fellow Lotus Staff: Thank you for being the best co-workers anyone ever had, and for going above and beyond, over and over. You inspire me, and you inspire us all.