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Orchid Ensemble at St. Mark’s

St. Mark's United Methodist Church 100 St. Rd. 46, Bloomington, IN

Enjoy a midday break with a free Orchid Ensemble performance at St. Mark's Methodist Church.  The Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians. Since 1997, Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese violin, Xiaomei Zhu (Canada/China) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on […]

Orchid Ensemble Performance

Meadowwood Retirement Community 2455 N Tamarack Trail, Bloomington, IN

The Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians. Since 1997, Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese violin, Xiaomei Zhu (Canada/China) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion have developed a bold, wide-ranging repertoire that includes traditional and contemporary music of China, […]

Firebay Event: Adilei Yodeling Workshop & Performance

Stop by the Lotus Firebay to learn how to yodel with the men of Adilei (Republic of Georgia) and stay for a performance by Adelei.  Both the workshop and the performance are free events, though donations are welcome. About the Artist Though the six vocalists of Adilei hail from diverse backgrounds, the art of choral polyphonic traditions […]

FREE / Donations Welcome

Adilei at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies 355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN

Adilei offers the students of Indiana University a chance to learn more about the Republic of Georgia with Georgian choral polyphony. Presented by the Russian and East European Institute, the event takes place in the Shreve Auditorium at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Affairs. About the Artist Though the six vocalists of Adilei hail from […]

Adilei at Eskenazi Hospital

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital 720 Eskenazi Ave., Indianapolis, IN

Though the six vocalists of Adilei hail from diverse backgrounds, the art of polyphonic traditions binds them together. Adilei’s music is rooted in the western Georgian province of Guria, the home to the most intricate and colorful form of Georgian polyphonic folk singing. Gurian song devotes equal attention to all vocal elements to create unique melodies that come together […]

Sin-Isan Performance

FAR Center for Contemporary Arts 505 W. 4th St., Bloomington, IN

Lotus joins FAR Center for Contemporary Arts and IU Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies to present an evening with Thailand's Sin-Isan.  Sin-Isan performs Northeastern Thai music and dance. The Isan region in northern Thailand has its own distinct culture and language.  Considered the “rice bowl” of Thailand, Isan shares important heritage with neighbors Cambodia and Laos. […]

“Blindstitch Bloomington” Community Quilting Bee

“Blindstitch Bloomington” community quilting bee with textile Artist Molly Evans,  in partnership with the NOISE Project, will result in an installation at the Arts Village (Sept. 27-28, 2019) during the 26th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Date: Wed. July 24th Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (drop-in event) Location: Lotus Firebay, 105 S. Rogers St. All […]

Free

MLK Day “On” Food Drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Make it a day “on” this Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 18) by bringing food donations to the Lotus Firebay for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.  Click for the Hoosier Hills Food Drive Wish List. Lotus employees will be listening to our Lotus Winter Playlist with the doors open to the Firebay and […]

Free

Summer Night of Lotus

Deer Park Manor 1501 E. Hillside Dr., Bloomington, IN

Join the Lotus Board and Staff for a celebratory fundraiser at Deer Park Manor on July 15 to toast a world re-opening after fifteen months of pandemic quiet. Summer Night of Lotus features an evening with Bloomington’s own Matixando, a band sure to get you up and dancing. Wine and beer will be available at […]

$50.00

First Friday Lotus Workshop

Lotus Firebay 105 S Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN

Free to the community! Come enjoy a preview of the activities for the Lotus Festival in September. You get to make some fun designs created by our Lotus Festival Visual Artist Shelley Qian, community member Marlen Rust, and Lotus Operations and Visual Arts Program Manager Amanda Hutchins. Just a small detour from the First Friday […]

Free

First Friday Lotus Workshop

Lotus Firebay 105 S Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN

Free to the community! Come enjoy a preview of the activities for the Lotus Festival in September. You will get to make some fun designs created by our Lotus Festival Visual Artist Shelley Qian, community member Marlen Rust, and Lotus Operations and Visual Arts Program Manager Amanda Hutchins. Just a small detour from the First Friday Gallery Walk located on Rogers and Kirkwood. Our Firebay doors will be open with volunteers at tables eager to show you our fun activities.

Free

First Friday at Lotus

Join Lotus for visual art activities in the Lotus Firebay. Activities are offered as part of Bloomington’s First Friday Gallery Walk.

Free

Lotus Winter Workshop (Canceled Due to Weather)

Looking for a colorful, creative, educational activity to brighten up the dreary winter months? Look no further than Winter Workshops with Lotus! Amanda Hutchins from the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation will be hosting a coloring workshop in the Lotus Firebay (105 S. Rogers St. Bloomington, IN 47402) featuring art from the Aboriginal people of […]

Free

First Friday at Lotus

Join Lotus for visual art activities in the Lotus Firebay. Activities are offered as part of Bloomington's First Friday Gallery Walk.

Free

Lotus Latin Nights – (February Canceled)

105 S. Rogers Street

Join us on second Fridays of every month for our monthly Lotus Latin Nights, taking place on the second Thursday of every month from 9 p.m. – midnight at the Lotus Firebay, 105 S Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN. Dance to salsa, bachata, cumbia, timba, and merengue, curated by DJ Maria. *Proof of vaccination required for […]

Free

Lotus Winter Workshop

Looking for a colorful, creative, educational activity to brighten up the dreary winter months? Look no further than Winter Workshops with Lotus! Amanda Hutchins from the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation will be hosting a coloring workshop in the Lotus Firebay (105 S. Rogers St. Bloomington, IN 47402) featuring art from the Aboriginal people of […]

Free

First Friday at Lotus

Join Lotus for visual art activities in the Lotus Firebay. Activities are offered as part of Bloomington’s First Friday Gallery Walk.

Free

First Friday at Lotus

Join Lotus for visual art activities in the Lotus Firebay. Activities are offered as part of Bloomington’s First Friday Gallery Walk.

Free

2022 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

CLICK HERE to visit The Lotus Festival page for all the details. Full Program is available now! Four-day long musical extravaganza from Sept 22 -25, 2022, in downtown Bloomington. 20+ international artist groups. Enjoy music, the arts, food, dance, and workshops. Free events and incredible ticketed concerts. All ages welcome! Free activities include Arts Village downtown, […]