Our New Building

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Welcome to the new Lotus HQ!

In late 2015, Lotus acquired our first-ever permanent home at 105 S. Rogers St. (an old firehouse built in 1955).  Thanks to the generosity of almost 150 donors, grantors, and businesses, we’ve been able to transform this neglected building into an exciting new multicultural arts venue for small concerts, after-school art programs, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, classes, receptions, and more. Scroll down to explore the history of this community effort to bring #morelotus to Bloomington!

1602, 2016

Local businesses leading the way

February 16th, 2016|

Even in these very early stages of planning for the new facility, our local business community is already stepping up to help.  Lotus is grateful for the donated or at-cost goods and services provided by these incredible folks — thank you all for being leaders in making your community a better place!   Business supporters so […]

1102, 2016

Students lend talents to renovation prep

February 11th, 2016|

This semester, Lotus is excited to be working with IU and Ivy Tech classes on two “service-learning” projects related to our new facility.  Students from “Architectural Design 1” (Ivy Tech, taught by Chris Reinhart), and “Vertical Studio” (IU School of Art and Design, taught by Jon Racek) have been getting real-life, hands-on experience during the prep […]

901, 2016

Aw, We’re Blushing!

January 9th, 2016|

Benjamin Moore “White Blush” paint, that is.  Volunteer painters LuAnne Holladay, Bill Holladay, and Kevin Bird are giving the office space in our new facility a face-lift before we move in.  They’re hard at work with rollers, brushes, tape….and of course, an assortment of Lotus tunes in the CD player!

Thank you, LuAnne, Bill, and Kevin!  It […]

108, 2015

What’s Your Sign?

August 1st, 2015|

Ours is a big white banner, and it’s telling the world that the old Rogers St. Firehouse is now the “Future Home of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation”.  Drive by and check it out — honk if you love Lotus!

Stay tuned for more facility news in the new year.  Our new home needs some […]

1507, 2015

The new home of the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation

July 15th, 2015|

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 […]