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 […]

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Lotus 3rd Thursday Virtual Winter Concert Featuring Vox Sambou (January 21)

The second Lotus Virtual Winter Concert, featuring Vox Sambou, with an opening set by Trio Da Kali from the Lotus 2017 Festival archives.We look forward to connecting with you during these winter months! RSVP for this concert to receive reminder emails that contain the links to the virtual event.The concert is FREE and donations are […]

Winter Concert Virtual Series: Vox Sambou

Please join us in staying connected during the dark winter months! The Lotus Third Thursdays Virtual Winter Concert Series will present new artists and archived artist concerts for your enjoyment. Tonight's concert features Vox Sambou and a surprise opening set from the Lotus Archives. All Concerts begin at 7:00 PM These FREE concerts will stream from […]

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Lotus Virtual Winter Concert Featuring Elida Almeida

Our third virtual winter concert on Thursday, February 18 will feature a set by Elida Almeida, an exuberant singer-songwriter from Cape Verde. Sign up HERE. This FREE concert will stream from our Lotus Facebook and Lotus YouTube pages. You can find the concert by: Signing up to receive the concert links by email through Eventbrite. […]

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Lotus Virtual Winter Concert Featuring Elida Almeida

Enjoy a virtual concert from Elida Almeida and a performance by Joshua Thompson from the 2020 Lotus Festival.Join us on Thursday, February 18 for our final Lotus Virtual Winter Concert featuring Elida Almeida. Almeida's warm and powerful voice paired with the Cape Verdian rhythms of batuque, coladera, and tabanka have garnered acclaim throughout Africa, Europe, and […]

6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival

Lotus is partnering with Creative Alliance, located in Baltimore, to promote the incredible Charm City Django Jazz Festival. A portion of your ticket goes to support the work and mission of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation. Click HERE to purchase tickets to ALL of the concerts and workshops ($100) Click HERE to purchase tickets a-la-carte […]

Register to pick up a Lotus Blossoms Bazaar Outreach Kit

Choose 4/6/21, 4/7/21, or 4/10/21(Bazaar Community Day) all at the Lotus Firebay.Register to pick up a Lotus Blossoms Bazaar Outreach Kit at the Lotus Firebay (Each family/organization is welcome to register for a maximum of 10 kits). Select one of the following pick-up times:Tuesday, April 6; 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM & 4:30 - 6:00 […]

Lotus Blossoms Community Day

Announcing  the 2021 Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar Community Day Saturday, April 10   |   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Virtual and *In-Person at the Lotus Firebay   Pick-up Lotus Blossoms Outreach Kits featuring hands-on multicultural activities from community partners. Take home supplies for making origami cranes, Lotus tattoos, cookies, and more! View video tutorials from […]

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World Premier: They Still Want To Kill Us

Find the links to the world premiere of “They Still Want To Kill Us” Below. Lotus Education & Arts Foundation, in conjunction with arts organizations from around the country, presents the world premiere of “They Still Want to Kill Us,” an uncensored aria performed and composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain, featuring mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges and directed by […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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2021 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

CLICK HERE to visit The Lotus Festival page for all the details. The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 dates for the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. In the sincere hopes that we will be able to hold live events next year, Lotus is planning to hold its four-day […]

Lotus Latin Night

Lotus Firebay 105 S Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN

Join us on October 14th for the first of our monthly, Lotus Latin Nights, taking place on the second Thursday of every month from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Lotus Firebay, 105 S Rogers. Dance to salsa, bachata, cumbia, timba, and merengue, curated by DJ Maria.

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Lotus Lantern Workshops 2021

REGISTER HERE The second annual Lotus Lantern and Luminaria Project is an initiative to bring the glow of lanterns to our Bloomington community as the days shorten and the nights get longer. This year, Lotus will feature a Korean-inspired lantern with a design by Shelley Hanmo Qian of JunoniaArts. Make and take a lantern at this […]

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Lotus Lantern Workshops 2021

Register here The second annual Lotus Lantern and Luminaria Project is an initiative to bring the glow of lanterns to our Bloomington community as the days shorten and the nights get longer. This year, Lotus will feature a Korean-inspired lantern with a design by Shelley Hanmo Qian of JunoniaArts. Make and take a lantern at this […]

Lotus Latin Nights

Join us on November 11 for our monthly Lotus Latin Nights, taking place on the second Thursday of every month from 8 - 11 p.m. at the Lotus Firebay, 105 S Rogers. Dance to salsa, bachata, cumbia, timba, and merengue, curated by DJ Maria. *Proof of vaccination required for attendance*

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Lotus Lantern Workshops 2021

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/127744171255 The second annual Lotus Lantern and Luminaria Project is an initiative to bring the glow of lanterns to our Bloomington community as the days shorten and the nights get longer. For this workshop, participants will put together a wooden framed lantern (with template design by Remy Page), and create an outer wrap […]

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