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304, 2015

Have a beer, support Lotus

April 3rd, 2015|

We are proud to announce that the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is the official, designated charity partner for the 5th Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Fest. The Brewers of Indiana Guild will donate a portion of EVERY ticket sold to Lotus.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 11 at the historic Woolery Mill (located […]

3003, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful Lotus Blossoms 2015!

March 30th, 2015|

The 2015 edition of Lotus Blossoms has concluded and we would like to take the opportunity to extend our gratitude to everyone who made it possible!  Our thanks go out to all of our Blossoms sponsors and donors; to all of the volunteers who made the 20th World Bazaar a great success; and to […]

2602, 2015

Friends of Lotus

February 26th, 2015|

“Exposure to the arts in childhood is a very strong predictor of participation in the arts as an adult. Indeed, it even a stronger prediction than age or income. So it’s crucial to get people in the culture habit while they’re young.”

– Arts Data Profile 2015 Report, National Endowment for the Arts

For the past […]

1902, 2015

Introducing Lotus Blossoms 2015

February 19th, 2015|

What better way to welcome spring than with Blossoms! This February and March, the 2015 Lotus Blossoms line-up takes center stage in our schools and our community.  Lotus Blossoms is an educational outreach program that enables youth and community members alike to engage with artists from around the globe, developing an appreciation and respect for different cultural traditions and the people who bring them to life.


1802, 2015

Important 2015 Lotus Blossoms Update

February 18th, 2015|

THIS JUST IN! Lotus Blossoms artist Kuniko Yamamoto will perform Japanese dramatic storytelling and origami folktales TODAY (Feb. 18) from 12:15-1:00 PM at the Monroe County Public Library in the Children’s Program Room (303 E. Kirkwood Ave.). All ages welcome for this FREE event. Due to confirmed delays and school closings, the artist schedule shifted […]

402, 2015

The 2015 Oscar Shorts Festival

February 4th, 2015|

Do you want to know the secret to winning this year’s Oscar ballot? Watch the short films! On Sunday, February 8 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, the Ryder Film Series and the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation will co-host The Oscar Shorts Festival – a viewing of the 10 Academy Award nominees in the categories of […]

512, 2014

From the Executive Director: A Look Back at 2014

December 5th, 2014|

At a time of year when we reflect on sharing, giving, and giving thanks, I can truly say that I’m grateful for Lotus and for its deep commitment to bringing people together through music and the arts. And I’m grateful for the ongoing support of friends and neighbors who make Lotus possible.

312, 2014

Partner Profile: Community Access Television Services

December 3rd, 2014|

The team at Bloomington’s Community Access Television Services (a.k.a. CATS) has been capturing footage of Lotus World Music and Arts Festival for almost two decades. The result is a rich archive of more than 250 memorable performances that capture the spirit of Lotus — video “postcards” that fans can enjoy in between Festival seasons.


110, 2014

A Round of Applause for Our Sponsors

October 1st, 2014|

At the end of our twenty-first festival season, we thank the many sponsors who stepped forward to underwrite nearly half of the costs necessary to bring Lotus to life on the streets of Bloomington.  […]

109, 2014

From First Date to Festival Art

September 1st, 2014|

The featured art for our 21st Festival is the work of a Washington, DC–based design firm with origins in Bloomington, and Lotus. Mike Englert and Ambica Prakash are the founding partners of Eighty2degrees, a socially responsible design firm whose client list includes the United Nations Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and National Geographic Kids.