We’ve moved! After more than a decade of renting off-the-radar office space on the downtown square, Lotus has embraced “home ownership” — and curb appeal — in our new building at 105 S. Rogers. Lots still to do, but we’re busy getting settled in our upstairs admin area…and enjoying lots of natural light as well as waistline-threatening proximity to Rainbow Bakery […]
Long-time educator Jim Morrison has taught across south-central Indiana and shares his thoughts about the quality, value, and “joyous” experiences provided by the Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach program for K-12 schools and students. Jim now leads a classroom of 5th and 6th graders at The Project School — his students continue to enjoy Lotus Blossoms […]
Enjoy our new series of snapshots profiling amazing Lotus volunteers! Check back often for new profiles, and view the entire series here.
How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
Our next door neighbor told us to go before our moving boxes were unpacked when we moved back to Bloomington in 2002.
What initially inspired you to […]
We’re always blown away by the breadth of skills…and depth of generosity…among our amazing Lotus volunteer corps! Even before the ink was dry on the agreement for the building, Susan Fernandes had already offered her talents to help our staff with space-planning for the new second-floor office spaces. Thank you, Susan!
Susan has been a big […]
Even in these very early stages of planning for the new facility, our local business community is already stepping up to help. Lotus is grateful for the donated or at-cost goods and services provided by these incredible folks — thank you all for being leaders in making your community a better place! Business supporters so […]
This semester, Lotus is excited to be working with IU and Ivy Tech classes on two “service-learning” projects related to our new facility. Students from “Architectural Design 1” (Ivy Tech, taught by Chris Reinhart), and “Vertical Studio” (IU School of Art and Design, taught by Jon Racek) have been getting real-life, hands-on experience during the prep […]
Congratulations, Patty, for being a Volunteers of Lotus leader! Last summer, we launched the “Volunteers of Lotus” Giving Group — a new opportunity for Lotus volunteers to join together to create an even bigger financial impact in support of the ethnic and musical diversity that Lotus brings to our town every year.
In honor of the launch, Lotus pioneer […]
Benjamin Moore “White Blush” paint, that is. Volunteer painters LuAnne Holladay, Bill Holladay, and Kevin Bird are giving the office space in our new facility a face-lift before we move in. They’re hard at work with rollers, brushes, tape….and of course, an assortment of Lotus tunes in the CD player!
Thank you, LuAnne, Bill, and Kevin! It […]
Ours is a big white banner, and it’s telling the world that the old Rogers St. Firehouse is now the “Future Home of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation”. Drive by and check it out — honk if you love Lotus!
Stay tuned for more facility news in the new year. Our new home needs some […]