Every year, hundred of guests gather for Edible Lotus, an evening of fun and fundraising in support of Lotus’ free and educational outreach programs.  Thank you for your generosity in support of the Lotus mission!  With your help, this event raises over $30,000 for Lotus programming. Your participation truly brings the world to our community and makes it possible for Lotus to continue to create powerful human connections through art that transcend geography, religion, language and skin color — connections that are needed now more than ever.

We invite you to support global arts by joining us!

Save the Date!
Edible Lotus
Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Deer Park


The evening typically includes delicious food and drink from some of Bloomington’s best restaurants, distilleries, breweries, and caterers.  Tastes from around the world complement tables full of good friends and good cheer!


Part of the fundraising fun at Edible Lotus involves silent and live auctions featuring a wide array of artwork and experiences.  Edible Lotus has a reputation for hosting one of the area’s most unique selections of auction items!  There’s something for everyone to bid on, including local events and attractions, luxury trips to exciting tourist destinations, one-of-a-kind samplers, and original paintings, photos, sculptures, jewelry, and textiles created by some of Bloomington’s best artists.


Edible Lotus wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers!  We’d like to offer our undying gratitude to all of the Lotus volunteers who labor behind the scenes before, during, and after the event — thank you for lending your considerable time and talents to bring Edible Lotus to life!




(All photos by Grace Newlin, 2016.)