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At a time of year when we reflect on sharing, giving, and giving thanks, I can truly say that I’m grateful for Lotus and for its deep commitment to bringing people together through music and the arts. And I’m grateful for the ongoing support of friends and neighbors who make Lotus possible.

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Partner Profile: Community Access Television Services

3 December 2014
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The team at Bloomington’s Community Access Television Services (a.k.a. CATS) has been capturing footage of Lotus World Music and Arts Festival for almost two decades. The result is a rich archive of more than 250 memorable performances that capture the spirit of Lotus — video “postcards” that fans can enjoy in between Festival seasons.

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Support Lotus on Giving Tuesday!

2 December 2014
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Kick off your holiday giving season by supporting Lotus  on Giving Tuesday — click the “donate” button on this page to make a tax-deductible donation!

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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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