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1202, 2020

Lotus Blossoms Lineup 2020

February 12th, 2020|

Masankho Banda (March 23-27)

Performance artist, educator, spiritual healer, and peacebuilder, Malawi-based Masankho Banda brings the traditions of interactive storytelling, drumming, singing, and dancing to life. Masankho, who was forced to flee Malawi in the late 80s due to the actions of a brutal dictatorship, received the prestigious Unsung Hero award from His Holiness the Dalai […]

1102, 2020

25th Anniversary Lotus Blossoms Logo

February 11th, 2020|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is pleased to share the news of a wonderful collaboration with the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University (SOAAD).  In the fall of 2019, Jenny El-Shamy, a senior lecturer in graphic design at SOAAD and students from her senior-level Design for Social Impact course worked together […]

402, 2020

A Remembrance of Mike Wilkerson and Paul Sturm

February 4th, 2020|

Written by LuAnne Holladay
In January, Lotus lost two members of its “extended family”: Mike Wilkerson and Paul Sturm.

Mike was a gifted arts administrator and teacher, and a tireless, articulate advocate for the arts in Bloomington and beyond. He was on the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation board of directors at a crucial period in our […]

2901, 2020

Lotus Recommended for National Endowment for the Arts Grant

January 29th, 2020|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is thrilled to announce that the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts has recommended the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival for an Art Works Funding Grant in the amount of $ 35,000. We look forward to working with the Arts Endowment to finalize the grant and […]

2401, 2020

Dates for the 27th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival and a new home for Lotus in the Park

January 24th, 2020|

January 24, 2020 — The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation has announced the dates for the 27thannual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. This iconic, Bloomington event will take place September 24-27, 2020.  Every year at the Lotus Festival, diverse sights and sounds fill the streets of Bloomington.
Established in 1994, the Lotus Festival, a flagship […]

1701, 2020

Lotus Education & Arts Foundation Supporters Raise $65,000

January 17th, 2020|

January 17, 2020 — Through the generous philanthropy of Lotus supporters, the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation has reached its goal of raising $65,000 by January 31, 2020. The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, through its Lily Endowment Match Program, donated an additional $32,500 to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment and the new Lee Williams […]

1001, 2020

Introducing Our New Operations and Business Manager Marc Tschida

January 10th, 2020|

We are thrilled to announce that long-time member of the Bloomington arts community Marc Tschida will join the Lotus team as the new operations & business manager. Marc, who was previously the managing director at Cardinal Stage Company, will be in charge of running sound for Lotus events, keeping the building in good shape, and […]

3009, 2019

Give us your feedback on #LotusFest2019

September 30th, 2019|

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 […]

2309, 2019

Lotus Workshops Around Town

September 23rd, 2019|

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 […]

1709, 2019

Free Events at #LotusFest2019

September 17th, 2019|

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 […]

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