Lotus in the Park
September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Lotus in the Park
Saturday, September 28 | Noon – 5:00pm
Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park, 331 S. Washington St.)
FREE | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ALL-AGES
A full afternoon of performances, workshops, and hands-on fun for the whole family! Bring your lawnchair or blanket and enjoy the festivities. Lotus in the Park is free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of Lotus sponsors, donors, and grantors.
On the MAIN STAGE
- 12:00-12:10pm —Monroe County Community School Corporation Elementary Singers with Grace Na and Eunsun “Sunny” Jung (Korea/US) *
- 12:15-1:00pm — Cielito Lindo (US, Mexico)
- 2:15-3:00pm —Sofía Viola and Dat Garcia (Argentina)
- 4:00-5:00pm — Steam Machine (US) w/closing square dance
*In partnership with BloomingSongs and featuring students from Fairview, Templeton, and University schools. Grace Na is a choral music educator, arranger, accompanist and graduate from IU Jacobs School of Music with a Master of Music Education degree, emphasizing in general and choral music. She is currently a choir accompanist at Clay Middle School in Carmel, IN and involved with multiple projects introducing Korean folk music to young singers and educators. Eunsun “Sunny” Jung is an award-winning Gayageum player. She has performed in France, Belgium, Germany, the U.K., Japan, and the U.S. In the U.S., she has performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C., the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Symphony Space in New York City.
In the IU GLOBAL EDUCATION PAVILION
ART CAMP (NOON-5:00PM)
Hands-on art activities inspired by global traditions and local partners
- City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs – Fold Mexican paper flowers!
- Indiana Limestone Symposium – Try your hand carving Limestone with local artists.
- Lotus – Create luminaria, paper crowns, Lotus friendship bracelets, and bottle cap castanets.
- IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures – Make boomerangs relating to the museum’s current exhibition “Aboriginal Bark Painting from Northern Australia.”
- T.C. Steele State Historic Site – Paint a mural inspired by this celebrated Indiana artist.
- Park your bicycle in the Salt Creek Cycles Bike Corral – Lower your Festival footprint by cycling to the Park! Get maps and info from the Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety’s Commission.
ART CAMP ARTIST WORKSHOP
2:00 – 4:00 PM
PAPEL PICADO WORKSHOP WITH VISUAL ARTIST BEATRIZ VASQUEZ
Meet with Mexican-American artist Beatriz Vasquez and make your own beautiful papel picado piece of art and luminaria! All materials and supplies provided.
Sponsored by IU School of Art, Architecture + Design.
EarthKeepers Compost, formerly Green Camino, is hosting the 1st EVER on-site composting at Lotus in the Park. This is an effort to build a more sustainable Festival and community. Be part of developing our composting culture at Lotus and stop by their station for all your trash/recycling/composting needs!
FOOD AT LOTUS IN THE PARK
Located on Lincoln Street near the park playground. Cash and credit cards accepted. Vegetarian and meat options available.
- The Chocolate Moose: Ice Cream (variety of homemade ice cream flavors including vegan options). Beverages, including bottled water, natural sodas, Teavana tea, and more!
- Döner Kebab: Gyros, quesadillas, falafel, and more. Coke Products.
- Limestone BBQ – Pulled Pork sandwiches, vegan BBQ, fries, coleslaw, mac-n-cheese, and more.
- Pili’s Party Taco: Burros / Burritos, tacos, tortas (Mexican sandwich), nachos, elotes (Grilled Mexican Corn), gringas (Flour tortilla filled with cheese, al pastor (meat), and pineapple; grilled like a quesadilla.
- Swakin Stir Fry: Stir fry, falafel, shawama (meat), and more. Pepsi products and hibiscus juice.
Lotus in the Park is presented by Old National Bank and sponsored by Dr. Jill Reitmeyer at The Dental Care Center and the National Endowment for the Arts. The IU Global Education Pavilion is supported by the IU Center for the Study of Global Change.