We hope you'll join us as we open our newly renovated Firebay venue to our friends and neighbors. Stop by the Lotus Firebay on Saturday, February 23, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. for an event packed with free hands-on fun, live performances, interactive activities, and more.
A Night With Alash
Tamara Lowenthal has experienced hundreds of Lotus performances yet still finds inspiration in the special “Lotus Moments,” including yesterday when she spent the day sharing the amazing art of Tuvan throat singing with Paoli. The following excerpt captures so beautifully the moments that feeds the hearts of everyone involved, from audience, to volunteers, and even Lotus […]
Cure your spring fever with sounds from the Dominican!
Lotus ushers in March with sights and sounds from the barrio during six performances by Dominican artist DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring) Bachata Academy on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, as seven musicians ages 15-20 join award-winning faculty musician Martires De Leon to share their […]
A long-time supporter of the arts and education, local entrepreneur and consultant Denise Lessow has stepped in at Lotus Education and Arts Foundation for the next few months while the Board searches for a permanent Executive Director. Denise is a seasoned administrator, with over 25 years as a non-profit leader, facilitator, evaluator, fundraiser, and university faculty member. She […]
When an organization produces an annual event known to attract thousands and thousands of music and art fans to Bloomington every September, it’s easy to forget that the very same organization is a non-profit with just five folks on staff and a very limited budget. We couldn’t do it without the support of so many […]
With the 25th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival resting comfortably in our rearview mirrors, we can’t think of a better time to host the first-ever public events in the newly renovated Lotus venue! Together with rock paper scissors, inc., we are hosting two events benefitting Lotus on Saturday, November 3. Both ticketed events will support annual […]
Blockhouse Studios will be presenting a one of a kind display during the Lotus festival. The exhibit will be revealed on the Monroe County Courthouse, once the sun goes down. This will be a unique focal point of the festival, as it will use the architecture of the building to showcase beautiful content.
Lotus: What can […]
Unwind and restore with a unique yoga experience after an exciting Festival weekend. This is Lotus’s third year offering weekend yoga and in honor of the 25thanniversary Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, yoga offerings will be expanded to two days, on Saturday and Sunday. Students of all levels are welcome to join this accessible […]
When was your first Lotus Fest?
The second year, in ‘95
How many have you attended?
I’ve attended at least one event of about 10 festivals.
How did you first cross paths with Lotus?Favorite Festival memories?
I first learned about the festival from James Combs when it was still just an idea he was cooking up with Lee Williams and […]