208, 2020

Lotus Launches 2020 Match Campaign

August 2nd, 2020|

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 […]

2906, 2020

Meet this Year’s T-shirt/Festival Artwork Artist, Katie Vernon

June 29th, 2020|

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 […]

2706, 2020

2020 Lotus Festival Artist Lineup

June 27th, 2020|

New-to-Lotus Artists
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 […]

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 […]

1004, 2020

Giri and Uma Peters Lotus Live-Stream Concert Video

April 10th, 2020|

We loved watching Giri and Uma Peters live for our first Lotus Live-Stream Concert. Giri and Uma are a brother-and-sister duo from Nashville, Tennessee who play a soulful blend of old-time, roots, and bluegrass music. As young people, their musicality and vocal harmonies showcase a creativity and originality far beyond their years. They were a big hit at the […]

1004, 2020

Announcing Lotus Live-Stream Concerts

April 10th, 2020|

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 […]

1303, 2020

Lotus Blossoms 2020 Events are Canceled

March 13th, 2020|

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 […]

1202, 2020

Lotus Blossoms Lineup 2020

February 12th, 2020|

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, […]

1102, 2020

25th Anniversary Lotus Blossoms Logo

February 11th, 2020|

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 […]

2401, 2020

Dates for the 27th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival and a new home for Lotus in the Park

January 24th, 2020|

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 […]