2007, 2015

2015 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Preview

July 20th, 2015|

The 22nd Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
September 24-27, 2015
Downtown Bloomington, Indiana
Presenting Sponsors:
Bloomingfoods Market & Deli, Blueline Media Productions,
and Indiana University
Click here for a full list of our awesome 2015 Festival Sponsors!

Tickets on sale now! – Online at bctboxoffice.com; Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office (114 E. Kirkwood), 812-323-3020.  Weekend Passes also available at most Bloomingfoods locations.

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1706, 2015

Lotus Volunteers Form Giving Group

June 17th, 2015|

About Photo: The quilt includes every Lotus volunteer t-shirt design from 2004 (first year we had t-shirts) to 2014. Designers represented: Brian Garvey, LuAnne Holladay, Terry Howe, Deborah Klein, Kayleigh Lebak, Katie Vernon. Quilt made in support of Lotus Volunteering by LuAnne Holladay.
This year Lotus wants to showcase the generosity of our volunteers through the […]

1106, 2015

2015 Lotus Volunteer Recognition Party

June 11th, 2015|

Last week we honored our amazing group of people at the 2015 Lotus Volunteer Recognition Party, an annual public celebration of our wonderful volunteers who support the Lotus mission and programming throughout the year. Invitees included active volunteers who volunteered at the 2014 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, 2015 Lotus Blossoms and Bazaar, or helped out […]

3003, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful Lotus Blossoms 2015!

March 30th, 2015|

The 2015 edition of Lotus Blossoms has concluded and we would like to take the opportunity to extend our gratitude to everyone who made it possible!  Our thanks go out to all of our Blossoms sponsors and donors; to all of the volunteers who made the 20th World Bazaar a great success; and to […]

2708, 2014

Meet Katie Vernon – 2014 Lotus Volunteer T-shirt Designer

August 27th, 2014|

This year’s signature art for our Lotus volunteer T-shirt comes from illustrator Katie Vernon. “My inspiration came from my work as a florist and a landscaper, and my delight in the amazingness of nature.” […]

1906, 2014

Celebrating Lotus Volunteers

June 19th, 2014|

Our festival season always begins, appropriately, with a salute to our fantastic Lotus volunteers. The annual Lotus Volunteer Recognition Party celebrates a year’s worth of contributions from the women and men who do things like help 4th-graders make origami hats at the Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar, serve tapas at the Edible Lotus fundraiser, manage festival stages – and handle hundreds of other tasks, large and small, to make all of our programming possible. […]

3012, 2013

Volunteers of Lotus: 2013 Edition

December 30th, 2013|

We can’t close out a year without saluting our volunteers. Their creativity, generosity, ingenuity, and (sometimes) stamina are essential to the success of every Lotus program. Lotus volunteers know how to solve problems, have fun, and be ambassadors for Bloomington and Lotus to the thousands of people who attend our events. […]

1312, 2012

Volunteer Voices: Nick Clark

December 13th, 2012|

Nick Clark’s six-year stint as a Lotus volunteer began with our Lotus Blossoms Bazaar and ended with the Festival’s Venues Committee. He and his family – wife Janice and daughter Isabel — are leaving Bloomington for Oklahoma. Otherwise, we’d keep him on Team Lotus. [Above, Nick talks to Lotus Volunteer Coordinator Tamara Loewenthal at the 2011 Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar; photo by Lizzie Plant.] […]

1005, 2011

Volunteer Voices: Lizzie Plant

May 10th, 2011|

“Lotus took me from being a student to being a community member and Lotus advocate,” says volunteer Lizzie Plant. […]

1503, 2011

Volunteer Voices: Bill Holladay

March 15th, 2011|

Bill Holladay has been a Lotus enthusiast since the very first festival. Since then, he’s volunteered in a variety of positions. We talked to Bill about the experience of volunteering for Lotus for the past 17 years. […]