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405, 2015

Meet Lotus' Inaugural Advisory Board!

May 4th, 2015|

Please welcome Lotus’s inaugural Advisory Board! This esteemed group of community leaders (click here for full list) comprises former Lotus Board members, long-time volunteers, and other dedicated supporters who have signed on to officially serve as resources for the LEAF organization and as Lotus ambassadors around town.

“The LEAF Advisory Board represents a pool of experience […]

2704, 2015

Become a 2015 Lotus Sponsor!

April 27th, 2015|

Every September, Bloomington comes alive for the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival — the flagship event of the nonprofit Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.  Established in 1994, Lotus is the oldest world music festival in the U.S. and the only festival of its kind in the state. Now in its 22nd year, it attracts […]

2004, 2015

Blossoms Behind-the-Scenes Tech Spotlight Part II: Dave Weber

April 20th, 2015|

“My ears will never be the same again, after hearing their music.”
– 4th grader, Harmony School, with Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit

For 20 years, Lotus Blossoms Education Outreach has brought children, underserved populations, and the Bloomington community into close contact with new cultures, new music, and new creative skills. Lotus Blossoms artists are some of […]

304, 2015

Have a beer, support Lotus

April 3rd, 2015|

We are proud to announce that the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is the official, designated charity partner for the 5th Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Fest. The Brewers of Indiana Guild will donate a portion of EVERY ticket sold to Lotus.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 11 at the historic Woolery Mill (located […]

2602, 2015

Friends of Lotus

February 26th, 2015|

“Exposure to the arts in childhood is a very strong predictor of participation in the arts as an adult. Indeed, it even a stronger prediction than age or income. So it’s crucial to get people in the culture habit while they’re young.”

– Arts Data Profile 2015 Report, National Endowment for the Arts

For the past […]

1902, 2015

Introducing Lotus Blossoms 2015

February 19th, 2015|

What better way to welcome spring than with Blossoms! This February and March, the 2015 Lotus Blossoms line-up takes center stage in our schools and our community.  Lotus Blossoms is an educational outreach program that enables youth and community members alike to engage with artists from around the globe, developing an appreciation and respect for different cultural traditions and the people who bring them to life.


1802, 2015

Important 2015 Lotus Blossoms Update

February 18th, 2015|

THIS JUST IN! Lotus Blossoms artist Kuniko Yamamoto will perform Japanese dramatic storytelling and origami folktales TODAY (Feb. 18) from 12:15-1:00 PM at the Monroe County Public Library in the Children’s Program Room (303 E. Kirkwood Ave.). All ages welcome for this FREE event. Due to confirmed delays and school closings, the artist schedule shifted […]

402, 2015

The 2015 Oscar Shorts Festival

February 4th, 2015|

Do you want to know the secret to winning this year’s Oscar ballot? Watch the short films! On Sunday, February 8 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, the Ryder Film Series and the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation will co-host The Oscar Shorts Festival – a viewing of the 10 Academy Award nominees in the categories of […]