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.
Another Lotus Festival is in the books! A huge shout-out to all the volunteers who made the Festival function so smoothly and to all the artists who brought their incredible musical talents to our community.
And speaking of talent: We are so very appreciative of the work of Rob Simonds, our Booking Consultant for 2018 and […]
Thank you to everyone who came to the 26th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival!
Let us know how we did by taking our post festival survey!
Fill out the survey by Nov. 1, 2019 and you will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to next year’s festival!
With you helping us by taking this […]
As the 26th Lotus World Music Festival is set to begin in just a few days, I have been thinking a lot about the event. The staff is working long hours to ensure each band safely arrives, each venue is properly set up and each volunteer knows exactly what to do. This year will be […]
Cicada Song – Mathers Museum (416 N Indiana Ave)
Frontera Bugalú – FAR Center (4th and Rogers)
Songwriting Workshop – MCPL (303 E Kirkwood)
The Lotus Festival schedule is packed! From performances with artists to interactive art exhibits. There’s something for every person of every age. Aside from performances, Lotus is holding several workshops around town with the […]
The Lotus Festival schedule is packed! From performances with artists to interactive art exhibits. There’s something for every person of every age. The best part? So many Festival events are free, thanks to donors, sponsors, and all the volunteers that bring it together. Here are some of the free activities happening at Lotus Festival next […]
We are happy to welcome Sarah Lollis to be our 2019 Interim Festival Volunteer Coordinator! Sarah is a senior at Indiana University, majoring in Arts Management, with a concentration in music, and minoring in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. She is originally from Northwest Indiana, and music has always been her passion. Her past three years volunteering […]
If you’ve been perusing the performer list on our website, you know that Balla Kouyaté will be playing at the 26th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, as part of a duo, with Mamadou Diabate. What you may not know is that Balla has just been awarded a 2019 National Heritage Fellowship Award, an honor […]
FLAT BREAD (contains gluten)
Baked in wood fired oven made by local craftsman Andrew Gerber
Red beets with yogurt and za’tar
Red pepper and walnut spread
GOLDEN BEET SALAD (Vegan)
Golden beets, orange, lemon, kalamata olives
Ground beef and lamb with pine nuts with tahini sauce
VEGAN CHICKPEA KOFTA (Vegan)
Chickpeas with tahini sauce
Lentils, rice, and fried onion
KAFFIR LIME […]
Tamara Loewenthal is delighted to be appointed to be the new Executive Director for the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation. In the over twenty years that Tamara has served the Lotus organization, she has had a hand in developing many of the programs that are now counted as jewels in the Lotus crown. From visioning […]
How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
Originally invited by Merribeth Fender, who ran Athena, to accompany her playing and introducing instruments to kids and their families.
What initially inspired you to volunteer for our organization?
Bloomington has always been supportive of me and my music growing up, and this way I can give thanks to […]