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1404, 2020

How Donors and Businesses Can Help

April 14th, 2020|

Charitable Giving through the CARES Act

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the daily reality for everyone in the US. Like many nonprofits, Lotus is looking closely at both our upcoming programming and our financial future, in a world where we can’t hold live ticketed events, and where businesses and friends are facing economic challenges.

Lotus is so […]

2909, 2019

Lotus Welcomes a New Booking Consultant

September 29th, 2019|

Another Lotus Festival is in the books!  A huge shout-out to all the volunteers who made the Festival function so smoothly and to all the artists who brought their incredible musical talents to our community.

And speaking of talent: We are so very appreciative of the work of Rob Simonds, our Booking Consultant for 2018 and […]

3009, 2019

Give us your feedback on #LotusFest2019

September 30th, 2019|

Thank you to everyone who came to the 26th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival!

Let us know how we did by taking our post festival survey!

Fill out the survey by Nov. 1, 2019 and you will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to next year’s festival!

With you helping us by taking this […]

2309, 2019

Lotus Workshops Around Town

September 23rd, 2019|

Cicada Song –  Mathers Museum (416 N Indiana Ave)
Frontera Bugalú – FAR Center (4th and Rogers)
Songwriting Workshop –  MCPL (303 E Kirkwood)

The Lotus Festival schedule is packed! From performances with artists to interactive art exhibits. There’s something for every person of every age. Aside from performances, Lotus is holding several workshops around town with the […]

2205, 2019

Meet New Executive Director Tamara Loewenthal

May 22nd, 2019|

Tamara Loewenthal is delighted to be appointed to be the new Executive Director for the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation. In the over twenty years that Tamara has served the Lotus organization, she has had a hand in developing many of the programs that are now counted as jewels in the Lotus crown.  From visioning […]

2205, 2019

Volunteer Profile: Adam Riviere

May 22nd, 2019|


How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
Originally invited by Merribeth Fender, who ran Athena, to accompany her playing and introducing instruments to kids and their families.

What initially inspired you to volunteer for our organization?
Bloomington has always been supportive of me and my music growing up, and this way I can give thanks to […]

1208, 2015

Collective Support for Bigger Impact

August 12th, 2015|

Lotus Giving Groups harness collective support to create bigger impacts on specific program goals.  A decade ago, members of the Lotus staff created Lotus giving groups to bring like-minded donors together for a common cause, and have their support recognized as a group among Lotus corporate sponsors.

Now ten years old, Women of Lotus is a visible force […]

1108, 2015

Festival Highlight: Lotus in the Park

August 11th, 2015|

The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival is known for its world-class musical performances, but the festival festivities include so much more! Honoring our commitment to creating opportunities that celebrate the diversity of the world’s cultures through music and arts, Lotus provides educational programming that is designed to stretch the imagination and ignite creativity through cultural exploration.

Lotus in […]

108, 2015

Festival tickets on sale now!

August 1st, 2015|

Tickets to the 22nd Annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival are now on sale! Make sure to check out the official festival preview to see a full list of this year’s artists and schedules before you buy.

Take advantage of early bird prices and buy tickets at any of these convenient locations:

Buskirk-Chumley Box Office
114 E. Kirkwood […]

2007, 2015

2015 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Preview

July 20th, 2015|

The 22nd Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
September 24-27, 2015
Downtown Bloomington, Indiana
Presenting Sponsors:
Bloomingfoods Market & Deli, Blueline Media Productions,
and Indiana University
Click here for a full list of our awesome 2015 Festival Sponsors!

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 […]