Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

Baseball
1302, 2018

Calling All Artists: Public Art Opportunity RFQ

February 13th, 2018|

Public Art Opportunity: Donor Recognition Banners RFQ
We are seeking artists to design, coordinate, and manage a project involving Donor Recognition Banners. We encourage artists and designers to submit qualifications to be considered as a vendor for a permanent hanging banner installation to recognize our major donors in our new multi-use community venue. The colorful banners […]

1102, 2018

Moving Right Along!

February 11th, 2018|

Loren Wood Builders has been busy!
All of the demolition is complete, and…drumroll…we have heat! The HVAC is in and furnaces are fired up! We still need to add vents when bulkheads are complete.

Because of our generous donors and the hard work of Loren Wood Builders’ crew, we have a new hot water heater and for the […]

1801, 2018

Let the Transformation Begin!

January 18th, 2018|

Thanks to the generosity of over 130 donors, Lotus is able to begin renovations! At five months in, we are over 2/3 of the way there in meeting our financial goal. Thank you to all who have contributed to transform the firehouse. You or your business can still take part and make a gift today […]

111, 2017

Lotus secures IHCDA’s Matching Grant …THANK YOU!

November 1st, 2017|

We did it! 

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation successfully completed a major hurdle in securing funds to support the Global Arts Center capital campaign. By raising $50,000 via crowdfunding, Lotus will receive a matching $50,000 grant sponsored by the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority’s CreatINg Places program.

The crowdfunding match campaign began September 12 and […]

603, 2018

Lee Williams Recognized by IU’s Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

March 6th, 2018|

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 […]

2609, 2017

A “How to Lotus” Guide

September 26th, 2017|

by Jeff Mease, Guest Blogger/Supporter/Festival Fan/co-Founder + CEO – One World Enterprises

If you’re like me, and I think you are, you’ll have the best Lotus experience by doing it in a different way than you normally approach music performance. Most of us most of the time go to see live acts where we already know the […]

2606, 2017

Growing Up With Lotus

June 26th, 2017|

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 […]

1801, 2018

2017 Festival Report

January 18th, 2018|

The 24th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival brought with it award-winning artists, an amazing slew of sponsors, and headlines affiliated with digital, print, and tv outlets.
For more Festival highlights, please check out the 2017_Festival Report.

Until next year ….

 

 

SaveSave

2408, 2018

2018 Visual Arts Brings Brazil to Bloomington

August 24th, 2018|

Maracatu: Celebration from Brazil to Bloomington
Be part of bringing Brazil to Bloomington!  Our 2018 visual arts project focuses on Maracatu, a 400-year old Afro-Brazilian parading tradition with origins in the northeastern city of Recife. Highlighting different strands of history and promoting community diversity, Maracatu acts as an expression of creativity and inclusivity, mirroring social concerns that are significant to society today. 

“Celebrations from Brazil to Bloomington,” led by artist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Colleen Haas, will offer FREE, all-ages activity stations and workshops throughout Festival weekend, including at Lotus in the Park and in the Festival Arts Village.  Participants will have opportunities to design, create, and use percussion instruments like those commonly played at Maracatu Carnival festivities…and then join Dr. Haas (and local group Women of Mass Percussion) to learn Maracatu rhythms and perform as a community.

This project is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program.

[…]

706, 2017

Lotus Launches “One Million Stars To End Violence” Project

June 7th, 2017|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation officially launches its year-long 2016 initiative, “One Million Stars to End Violence: Lotus International Star-Weaving Project” on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016.
Weave a star at the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, and meet the project’s founder!  Details here.
Visit our Events Calendar for dates & details on […]