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2411, 2020

2020 Lotus Festival Thank You Video & Community Puzzle Project Virtual Gallery

November 24th, 2020|

We are delighted to share two new videos with you! The first is our 2020 Lotus Festival Thank You Video that we hope will show you how much we appreciate the Lotus sponsors, grantors, volunteers, and fans who stuck with us during this challenging year!

Welcome to our first-ever Lotus Virtual Art Gallery featuring submissions from […]

2411, 2020

Lotus Receives Recover Forward Grant

November 24th, 2020|

Lotus is happy to announce that we have received funding from the Recover Forward Grant, Mayor John Hamilton’s initiative to Recover Forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) has awarded $48,000 in grant funding to 21 nonprofit organizations that foster the arts and cultivate community in Bloomington.
All of the grant recipients have […]

1111, 2020

Lotus Lantern & Luminaria Project

November 11th, 2020|

The Lotus Lantern and Luminaria Project is an initiative to bring the glow of lanterns to our Bloomington community, as the days shorten and the nights get longer. To celebrate lantern traditions from around the world, Lotus is working with a few lantern artists to create templates for building lanterns that can be used decoratively […]

1111, 2020

Lotus Receives Performing Arts Global Exchange Grant

November 11th, 2020|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is happy to announce that we recently received funding from the Performing Arts and Global Exchange (PAGE) Grant through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
This funding allows Lotus to bring the incredible Lemon Bucket Orkestra to Bloomington for a return engagement, to […]

611, 2020

Lotus Receives Lilly Endowment Grant

November 6th, 2020|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is delighted to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant through the Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lilly Endowment Inc. 
Lotus will use the grant to support outreach activities to youth and families in Bloomington and South Central Indiana, including in-person and online workshops and performances. With this support, […]

710, 2020

Announcing the dates for the 2021 Lotus Festival

October 7th, 2020|

The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 dates for the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. In the sincere hopes that we will be able to hold live events next year, Lotus is planning to hold its four-day long musical extravaganza from Sept 23 -26, 2021, in downtown Bloomington, bringing […]

510, 2020

Meet The New Lotus Graduate Assistants

October 5th, 2020|

Henry Bowen is originally from Conway, Arkansas, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas with an M.B. in Music Business. He is currently a second-year graduate student at Indiana University Bloomington, pursuing an M.A. in Arts Administration. For the past 3 years, he has spent his summers in Vail, Colorado working for the […]

110, 2020

2020 Lotus Match Campaign – Thank You

October 1st, 2020|

From all of us here at Lotus, THANK YOU! We are truly humbled by the generosity of our donors. When we began this campaign, we set a goal of $30,000. The numbers are in and together we raised over $47,000! Right now, so many things are uncertain – but one thing that is certain is […]

2109, 2020

2020 Virtual Lotus Festival Program

September 21st, 2020|

All the information you need to understand the scope and flow of the 2020 Lotus Festival!
Click below to see the program.

709, 2020

Your 2020 Lotus Festival Overview!

September 7th, 2020|

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
● Festival Kickoff Concert!

Local livestream from the Lotus Firebay

Ticketed event – buy pin ($25), get “in” to Thursday and Sunday concerts. Purchasers will be sent the link to the livestream

Pins available for purchase now!

Featuring: Salaam, Nation Beat, Brad Leftwich & The Humdingers

● Lotus in the Meadow, […]