A long-time supporter of the arts and education, local entrepreneur and consultant Denise Lessow has stepped in at Lotus Education and Arts Foundation for the next few months while the Board searches for a permanent Executive Director. Denise is a seasoned administrator, with over 25 years as a non-profit leader, facilitator, evaluator, fundraiser, and university faculty member. She […]
… to unveil both a fabulous 2017 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival t-shirt design and a stellar artist lineup. Mark your calendars for September 28 – October 1! Without further ado:
First: The T-Shirt.
Artist and longtime Lotus lover Kayleigh Lebak designed the official 2017 Festival t-shirt (featured image) and pin, both of which were inspired by the chalking traditions rooted […]
We invite you to read why Lotus Education & Arts Foundation board president Rob Shakespeare is passionate about supporting the Lotus mission:
Lotus is such a gift to Bloomington, the surrounding counties, and to Indiana! I am so appreciative of serving on the board of this organization with its far reaching mission and impact.
The Festival is […]
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 ….
Happy Holidays from Lotus! Our office will be closed starting December 23rd, and we’ll reopen in the new year on Tuesday, January 3rd.
There’s still time to make your tax-deductible year-end donation to Lotus! Don’t worry — even though we’re closed, gifts that are postmarked or received by December 31st will be processed as 2016 contributions for […]
Our NAP credits for 2016 are now SOLD OUT.
But…Friends of Lotus donations are always tax-deductible! If you would like to make a contribution that keeps the world coming to our community, please click here to get started.
Lotus is now participating in the popular Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax-credit program. Credits are still available! Through NAP, a […]
Thank you for joining with us this year to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the world’s cultures! As you saw firsthand in September and throughout this year, Lotus is deeply committed to bringing people together through music and the arts. Our year-round programming allows Lotus to plant the seeds of beauty, respect, curiosity, and cross-cultural […]
Each fall, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival attracts 12,000+ individuals over four days to Bloomington, Indiana. The Festival, established in 1994, celebrates the uniqueness and variety of cultural experiences from across the globe, year after year enriching the cultural landscape of Bloomington and broadening the musical and artistic understanding of attendees.
Produced by the […]
Nationally recognized Chef David Tallent is helping Lotus blend local food with global flavor for this year’s Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. A nine-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, Tallent is guest curator for the 2016 Lotus Food Truck Village, inviting hand-picked food trucks from Louisville, Indianapolis, and Bloomington to offer festival attendees diverse menu options ranging from Indian cuisine and […]