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This year’s signature art for our Lotus volunteer T-shirt comes from illustrator Katie Vernon. “My inspiration came from my work as a florist and a landscaper, and my delight in the amazingness of nature.” [read more]

Check Out the Best of the New York International Childrens’ Film Festival!

11 November 2014
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Lotus is proud to co-present the Ryder Film Series’ “Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival” at the the Indiana University Fine Arts Auditorium (November 15) and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (November 16). These remarkable short films have been created for children of all ages — but the adults in their lives will find […]

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A Round of Applause for Our Sponsors

1 October 2014
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At the end of our twenty-first festival season, we thank the many sponsors who stepped forward to underwrite nearly half of the costs necessary to bring Lotus to life on the streets of Bloomington. 

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10 Tips for Lotus Newbies

15 September 2014
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Not sure how to navigate your first Lotus World Music and Arts Festival? Here are 10 tips to help you get a running start on the music, art, and fun.

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From First Date to Festival Art

1 September 2014
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The featured art for our 21st Festival is the work of a Washington, DC–based design firm with origins in Bloomington, and Lotus. Mike Englert and Ambica Prakash are the founding partners of Eighty2degrees, a socially responsible design firm whose client list includes the United Nations Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and National Geographic […]

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21st Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

2 August 2014
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September 18 – 21, 2014

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Women of Lotus: 2014 Edition

31 July 2014
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Eight years ago, women members of the Lotus Board of Directors formed a giving group, Women of Lotus, to support women artists performing at the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Women have always had a strong presence at the Festival, but are still woefully underrepresented in the world music scene at large. Women of […]

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