The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is delighted to announce the 2020 Lotus Match Campaign. Like many arts organizations, Lotus has faced losses during the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of canceled events, fundraisers, and decreased donations. This campaign seeks to engage those in our local and global communities who love Lotus and want to […]
Lotus is delighted to be working with accomplished illustrator Katie Vernon for this year’s festival artwork and t-shirt design. Katie has created illustrations for Lotus in the past and was thrilled to be asked to design this year’s Lotus t-shirt. During this strange time of feeling disconnected, Katie wanted to make an illustration that was full […]
Ak Dan Gwang Chil, South Korea
Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) is a multi-award winning Korean traditional music group, featuring six Korean traditional musicians and three powerhouse female folk singers. ADG7 performs repertoire from the sacred, shamanic, and secular gut (ritual music) and minyo (folk song) traditions of the Hwanghae-do region, nowadays a western province […]
Like all other arts-presenting organizations, Lotus was greatly saddened to have to cancel all of our spring Blossoms events, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Although recent weeks have brought incredible challenges, they have also allowed us to envision new ways to do outreach, and here we are, MAKING LEMONADE FROM LEMONS.
It is with great pleasure […]
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 […]
Artists participating in Lotus Blossoms share their cultural traditions with school children and teachers throughout South Central Indiana. While they are here visiting schools, many of them conduct workshops or perform at the Lotus Firebay and other community spaces.
Masankho Banda (March 23-27)
Photo: Courtesy Masankho Banda
Performance artist, educator, spiritual healer, and peacebuilder, […]
The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is pleased to share the news of a wonderful collaboration with the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University (SOAAD). In the fall of 2019, Jenny El-Shamy, a senior lecturer in graphic design at SOAAD and students from her senior-level Design for Social Impact course worked together […]
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 […]