The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts and education event for kids and families. Volunteers from the Bloomington community (and around the world) present arts, music, language, and international crafts that let kids get their hands on the world with more than 30 vibrant, high-energy activity stations. Grab your passport at the door, and go! Visit our Facebook photo albums for snapshots of Bazaar fun.
The Friday edition of the Bazaar is open only to area 4th-graders, but Saturday’s Family Day is free and open to the public. If you are interested in having your school participate in Friday’s students-only Bazaar (offered free to schools), contact Community & Arts Engagement Director Loraine Martin at 812-336-6599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools — public, private, and charter — as well as in our community. The World Bazaar is generously hosted at Fairview Elementary School, located in Bloomington at 500 W 7th St.
2020 Bazaar planning committee: Loraine Martin (chair), Katie Bethel, Nancy Boatner, Donald Bradley, Sarah Hatcher, Deborah Hutton, Leilanu Jackson, Rachel Kucera, Amanda Lueck, Laura Plummer, Kazeem Sanuth, Marc Tschida, and Emily Stern.