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1303, 2020

Lotus Blossoms 2020 Events are Canceled

March 13th, 2020|

Dear Lotus Family,

The staff and board at Lotus have been closely monitoring the rapidly unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and following the recommendations being released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). With the recent announcement by Indiana University that face-to-face teaching will be suspended until at least April 6, it has become clear to us […]

1202, 2020

Lotus Blossoms Lineup 2021

February 12th, 2020|

Artists participating in Lotus Blossoms share their diverse musical and cultural traditions with school children, community members, and families throughout South Central Indiana. While they are here visiting, Lotus Blossoms Artists conduct workshops and perform at schools, the Lotus Firebay, and other community spaces, especially spaces that allow underserved or economically disadvantaged populations to experience […]

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 […]

2205, 2019

Volunteer Profile: Adam Riviere

May 22nd, 2019|


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 […]