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.
The Latest Firehouse Renovations
Thanks to Loren Wood Builders’ hard work, the Firehouse Transformation renovations are truly beautifying our entire building from the inside-out. We can’t stop wowing over our beautiful new front sliding doors, which replaced the garage doors of the firehouse. A big shoutout to Pella for working with Loren Wood Builders to add one of […]
Thanks to Loren Wood Builders’ hard work, the Firehouse Transformation is chugging right along!
The new insulation provided by Spray Foam Insulators paired with the Pella windows currently being installed on our building’s north side are exciting developments that will complement the HVAC installed by Commercial Service a few weeks ago.
The framing and electrical circuit rough-in […]
Public Art Opportunity: Donor Recognition Banners RFQ
We are seeking artists to design, coordinate, and manage a project involving Donor Recognition Banners. We encourage artists and designers to submit qualifications to be considered as a vendor for a permanent hanging banner installation to recognize our major donors in our new multi-use community venue. The colorful banners […]
Loren Wood Builders has been busy!
All of the demolition is complete, and…drumroll…we have heat! The HVAC is in and furnaces are fired up! We still need to add vents when bulkheads are complete.
Because of our generous donors and the hard work of Loren Wood Builders’ crew, we have a new hot water heater and for the […]
Thanks to the generosity of over 130 donors, Lotus is able to begin renovations! At five months in, we are over 2/3 of the way there in meeting our financial goal. Thank you to all who have contributed to transform the firehouse. You or your business can still take part and make a gift today […]
We did it!
The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation successfully completed a major hurdle in securing funds to support the Global Arts Center capital campaign. By raising $50,000 via crowdfunding, Lotus will receive a matching $50,000 grant sponsored by the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority’s CreatINg Places program.
The crowdfunding match campaign began September 12 and […]
The Festival is upon us!
We are just one week away from the 22nd Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival! Can you believe it is almost here?
Four days of live music in the streets and venues of downtown Bloomington, Indiana! With artists from over 23 countries, ticketed and free events, buskers, and amazing acts, we have […]
WHERE AS: On April 6, 1955, the City of Bloomington (“City”) acquired title to the property located at 105 S. Rogers Street from Upholsterers International Union of North America and the property served as a City firehouse for many years. The City sought proposals for adaptive reuse of the former firehouse as an arts […]