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106, 2018

Festival Artist Sneak Peek #1: Jupiter & Okwess

June 1st, 2018|

Where to start? How about by fulfilling an essential requirement for any world music festival with an outdoor stage: a high-energy dance band, ideally from one of the music capitals of the African continent. Kinshasa has always been a melting pot of great music, known for its vibrancy and innovation, and Jupiter Bokondji has been […]

1404, 2018

The 9,000 Mile Journey of 10,000 Stars

April 14th, 2018|

Passionate about Peace:
A Donor Profile Featuring Armen Vartian and Candice Foss
As perennial supporters of Lotus, Armen Vartian and Candice Foss contributed a crucial element in Lotus successfully delivering over 10,000 stars to the One Million Stars to End Violence project. The husband-wife duo work at the same law office, where Armen specializes in legal issues […]

1904, 2018

Lotus Debuts at Bloomington Trashion Refashion Show

April 19th, 2018|

This year’s opening act for Bloomington’s Trashion Refashion event on April 8 at the Buskirk Chumley Theater was an exciting melding of performing and visual art.  Lotus staff member Tamara Loewenthal’s performing dance group, the Foot Squad, strutted their stuff as they clogged and flatfooted through several dynamic dance tunes.  Their outfits were created from a combination […]

1103, 2018

Lotus Blossoms Public Events

March 11th, 2018|

As Spring Blooms, Lotus Blossoms
We’re excited to be presenting our most robust artist lineup ever for our 23rd annual Lotus Blossoms.  We’ve packed a public event calendar with ample opportunities for fans of every age to celebrate music and art from around the globe.

Lotus Blossoms is not just for kids.
As the cornerstone of our educational outreach programming, Lotus […]

1005, 2018

And Behind This Door…

May 10th, 2018|

The Latest Firehouse Renovations
Thanks to Loren Wood Builders’ hard work, the Firehouse Transformation renovations are truly beautifying our entire building from the inside-out.  We can’t stop wowing over our beautiful new front sliding doors, which replaced the garage doors of the firehouse. A big shoutout to Pella for working with Loren Wood Builders to add one of […]

1403, 2018

Reflecting Renovations

March 14th, 2018|

So shiny…
Thanks to Loren Wood Builders’ hard work, the Firehouse Transformation is chugging right along!
The new insulation provided by Spray Foam Insulators paired with the Pella windows currently being installed on our building’s north side are exciting developments that will complement the HVAC installed by Commercial Service a few weeks ago.
 

The framing and electrical circuit rough-in […]

2903, 2018

Be More…Lotus! Congrats to our Award-Winning Volunteers

March 29th, 2018|

Congratulations to the “Powerhouse” Lotus volunteers who received a 2018 Be More Award at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Tuesday night!
Duane Busick, Bob Flynn, Gail Hale, Steve Hedges, LuAnne Holladay, William Itter, Jillian Kinzie, Julie Lawson, Geoff McKim, Crystal Ritter, Lynn Schwartzberg, Michael Shermis, Andrew Simmons, and Teri Watkins
For their commitment to making Lotus a beacon […]

1302, 2018

Calling All Artists: Public Art Opportunity RFQ

February 13th, 2018|

Public Art Opportunity: Donor Recognition Banners RFQ
We are seeking artists to design, coordinate, and manage a project involving Donor Recognition Banners. We encourage artists and designers to submit qualifications to be considered as a vendor for a permanent hanging banner installation to recognize our major donors in our new multi-use community venue. The colorful banners […]

1102, 2018

Moving Right Along!

February 11th, 2018|

Loren Wood Builders has been busy!
All of the demolition is complete, and…drumroll…we have heat! The HVAC is in and furnaces are fired up! We still need to add vents when bulkheads are complete.

Because of our generous donors and the hard work of Loren Wood Builders’ crew, we have a new hot water heater and for the […]

1801, 2018

Let the Transformation Begin!

January 18th, 2018|

Thanks to the generosity of over 130 donors, Lotus is able to begin renovations! At five months in, we are over 2/3 of the way there in meeting our financial goal. Thank you to all who have contributed to transform the firehouse. You or your business can still take part and make a gift today […]