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2411, 2020

2020 Lotus Festival Thank You Video & Community Puzzle Project Virtual Gallery

November 24th, 2020|

We are delighted to share two new videos with you! The first is our 2020 Lotus Festival Thank You Video that we hope will show you how much we appreciate the Lotus sponsors, grantors, volunteers, and fans who stuck with us during this challenging year!

Welcome to our first-ever Lotus Virtual Art Gallery featuring submissions from […]

611, 2020

Lotus Receives Lilly Endowment Grant

November 6th, 2020|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is delighted to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant through the Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lilly Endowment Inc. 
Lotus will use the grant to support outreach activities to youth and families in Bloomington and South Central Indiana, including in-person and online workshops and performances. With this support, […]

710, 2020

Announcing the dates for the 2021 Lotus Festival

October 7th, 2020|

The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 dates for the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. In the sincere hopes that we will be able to hold live events next year, Lotus is planning to hold its four-day long musical extravaganza from Sept 23 -26, 2021, in downtown Bloomington, bringing […]

2109, 2020

2020 Virtual Lotus Festival Program

September 21st, 2020|

All the information you need to understand the scope and flow of the 2020 Lotus Festival!
Click below to see the program.

1006, 2020

Volunteer Profile: Jillian Kinzie

June 10th, 2020|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
When I moved to Bloomington as a graduate student, I was looking for music-oriented events and I immediately found the Lotus Festival. The prospect of volunteering in exchange for a ticket fit my graduate student budget, but more importantly, as a newcomer to Bloomington, it provided me […]

1006, 2020

2020 Lotus Lineup Release Party, Virtual Edition

June 10th, 2020|

Even though we need to be distant physically, we can still enjoy each other’s company, find out the amazing lineup for this year’s Lotus Festival, and savor some excellent beer, cider, or non-alcoholic beverages from our event partner, Switchyard Brewing Company.
The Lineup Release Party will take place on Thursday, June 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m on […]

2705, 2020

Lotus Named Recipient of Two Grants

May 27th, 2020|

Lotus is happy to announce that it recently received grants from the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County and from the Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) and Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA). During this time of live-event cancellations and financial uncertainty, these grants bring hope and increased stability to Lotus.
“Lotus is deeply appreciative of the […]

2105, 2020

Lotus Festival Announcement

May 21st, 2020|

We are happy to announce that the 2020 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival is on! Yes, you heard that right, the Lotus Festival (Sept 24-27) is going virtual. Audience members will be invited to participate in numerous ways to engage with online performances and activities, to dance in their living rooms, to eat festival […]

1305, 2020

Meet Our New Staff Members

May 13th, 2020|

It is with great pleasure that Lotus announces two stellar additions to the Lotus team: Lydia Campbell-Maher, the new director of community & arts engagement; and Katie Bethel, Lotus’s new development coordinator. With the uncertainty of the pandemic changing the landscape for the performing arts and for Lotus, their appointment brings renewed energy and commitment […]

505, 2020

Find Lotus Live-Stream Concerts Here

May 5th, 2020|

If you missed our Lotus Live-Stream Concerts, please find the videos here.
We loved seeing Giri and Uma Peters, Cielito Lindo, Aaron Jonah Lewis, and Kardemimmit in action.
Kardemimmit May 3, 2020

Aaron Jonah Lewis May 2, 2020

Cielito Lindo April 21, 2020

Giri and Uma Peters April 7, 2020