When an organization produces an annual event known to attract thousands and thousands of music and art fans to Bloomington every September, it’s easy to forget that the very same organization is a non-profit with just five folks on staff and a very limited budget. We couldn’t do it without the support of so many […]
With the 25th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival resting comfortably in our rearview mirrors, we can’t think of a better time to host the first-ever public events in the newly renovated Lotus venue! Together with rock paper scissors, inc., we are hosting two events benefitting Lotus on Saturday, November 3. Both ticketed events will support annual […]
When was your first Lotus Fest?
The second year, in ‘95
How many have you attended?
I’ve attended at least one event of about 10 festivals.
How did you first cross paths with Lotus?Favorite Festival memories?
I first learned about the festival from James Combs when it was still just an idea he was cooking up with Lee Williams and […]
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 […]
Congratulations to the “Powerhouse” Lotus volunteers who received a 2018 Be More Award at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Tuesday night!
Duane Busick, Bob Flynn, Gail Hale, Steve Hedges, LuAnne Holladay, William Itter, Jillian Kinzie, Julie Lawson, Geoff McKim, Crystal Ritter, Lynn Schwartzberg, Michael Shermis, Andrew Simmons, and Teri Watkins
For their commitment to making Lotus a beacon […]
On February 22, 2018, Lotus Education & Arts Foundation founder Lee Williams received the Indiana University Office of the Vice President of International Affairs’ Distinguished International Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the international mission of Indiana University.
Remarks kindly provided by Shawn Reynolds, who presented the award on behalf of IU’s OVPIA:
I am […]
by Sophie Bird, Guest Blogger
As a child attending the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, I mostly noticed the colors. Lotus was like a kaleidoscope – lively and vibrant – from the bright outfits worn by international musicians to the purple, green, and blue stage lights that illuminated 6th Street after dark. Once a year, I sport […]