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Festival Arts Village
September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Friday, Sept. 25 & Saturday, Sept. 26 | 6:00 – 10:00 pm each night
6th St., between Walnut & Washington | FREE
Presented by Beth Ellis, Realtor with support from the Bloomington Arts Commission
The Arts Village is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program.
Friday, Sept. 25, 8:30 – 9:15 pm
>> Mabuhay! Philippine Cultural Community (PCC) is a non-profit cultural and educational organization whose mission is to share and engage the community in the Philippine culture through education, partnership, participation, and active involvement. Inspired by the Lotus “Celebrating the Harvest” installation in the Arts Village, a troupe from PCC will demonstrate a series of traditional dances associated with the Philippine festival of Pahiyas, a vibrant harvest celebration dating back to the 16th century.
“Celebrating the Harvest” art installation of Pahiyas Festa House creations, a Filipino cultural tradition. Pahiyas, a harvest celebration, dates back to the 16th century and involves elaborate, food-based decorations. Participants learned more about this colorful tradition using high-pigment markers to color plastic materials from recycled milk jugs, inspired by Pahiyas practices. In addition, regional food inspirations were included to bridge local and global cultural connections. Summer outreach workshops with Boys & Girls Club Camp Rock and Lincoln St. Club, Arts Fair on the Square, Bloomington Community Orchard, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Girls Inc., Switchyard Art Market, and other community partners. The “Celebrating the Harvest” summer workshop series is sponsored by the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation and the Bloomington Arts Commission.
Re-Visit IU | Lotus Inflatables project — soft sculptures designed and fabricated for the Festival Arts Village in the spring of 2014, by students in Carissa Carman’s IU School of Fine Arts advanced textiles class.
Chalk art for all ages around the theme of harvest and community, connected to the Filipino Pahiyas festival tradition.
Star Weaving – One Million Stars To End Violence Project — Create 8-pointed stars to contribute to an international art installation.
“Lotus Flower” Nail Art — String art in the shape of a Lotus flower.
Saturday, September 26: Festival Parade
Led by festival artist Fanfaraï. Community is invited to take part in this procession. Decorate your bicycle with a Lotus-inspired theme and ride along or just come and wave a Lotus flag. Prizes and bragging rights for the best/most-creative decorated bicycles! Groups pre-register in advance with Loraine Martin, outreach director at Loraine@lotusfest.org and 812-336-6599.
8:30pm / Downtown Bloomington; Meet at Kirkwood and the B-line to begin our joyous procession to the heartbeat of the Festival.