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Lotus in the Park

September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT


Lotus in the Park
Saturday, September 30   |   Noon – 5:00pm
Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park, 331 S. Washington St.)

A full afternoon of performances, workshops, and hands-on fun for the whole family!  Bring your lawnchair or blanket and enjoy the festivities.

See below for a full schedule and list of activities.  Lotus in the Park is free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of Lotus sponsors, donors, and grantors.


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Live Performances on the IU School of Global and International Studies MAIN STAGE

1:00-1:45pm — The Outside Track (Ireland)

2:30-3:15pm — Ladama (Brazil/Colombia/US/Venezuela)

4:00-4:45pm — Kaia Kater – Lotus Dickey Artist (Canada)

Workshops in the IU Global Education PAVILION

12:15-1:00pm — Isabel Berglund (Danish Textile Artist) – talk led by David Brenneman, Director, IU Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art

1:45-2:30pm — Alash (Tuva [Russia])

3:15-4:00pm — Sahba Motallebi & Naghmeh Farahmand (Iran)

Art Camp (Noon-5pm)

IU Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art – 1-2-3 Miró! Roll dice to create a painting inspired by Surrealist artist Joan Miró in this playful game. Reimagine Your Museum and see images of renovation plans. Build your dream museum with architecture series Legos. Tell us what you’d like to see, hear, do in your new museum.

Indiana Limestone Symposium – try your hand at Limestone carving.

Lotus – Cranky-Making Station, Venezuelan Basket Weaving; Isabel Berglund – social knitting project 2-5pm

Mathers Museum of World Cultures – Osage ribbonwork; coloring sheets inspired by Pakistani tiles; and a graffiti wall.

Monroe County Public Library – Tangram Storytelling – create tangram puzzles and use the pieces to tell their own unique stories. Librarians perform tangram stories celebrating diversity and family. Pick up free books and visit the Library’s Book Bike, too!

Indianapolis Museum of Art – Make quilt squares! Embrace asymmetry and bold colors to transform fabric into your own crazy quilt with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, inspired by our exhibition Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories.  The IMA’s ARTx Series is made possible by a gift from the Efroymson Family Fund.

T.C. Steele – Mural painting

Park your bike in the Salt Creek Cycles bike corral!
Cyclists receive at 15% discount coupon for a purchase at Salt Creek Cycles. With maps and info from the Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Commissions. Receive Lotus reflective bike stickers (while they last), too!


Bloomingfoods menu: Burgers, Brats, Veggie Burgers, Bags of Chips, Fruit Cups; Lemonade, Tea, and Kombucha on tap

The Chocolate Moose menu: Ice Cream – variety of homemade ice cream flavors including vegan options. Also available are water, Boylan’s soda, UEL Zing, and STIR Mobile drinks.


(Photos by Garrett Poortinga, Green Hat Media)






September 30, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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Waldron, Hill, & Buskirk Park
331 S. Washington
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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