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May 2, 2014 • 6 – 10 pm
Deer Park Manor (1501 E. Hillside Dr.)

A benefit event for the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival and Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach, featuring a silent auction and fabulous food from Bloomington’s best restaurants


$65 in advance / $70 at the door
Advance tickets available at all Bloomingfoods locations
$35 is tax-deductible

Edible Lotus showcases tapas, beverages, and desserts from more than 20 of Bloomington’s best restaurants and brew masters. The evening also features select tastings curated by Bloomingfoods (offering samples from its renowned international cheese selection, with flavor pairing suggestions), the Chocolate Moose (previewing some of their new spring and summer ice cream flavors), and Bloomington Brewing Company (offering a selection of signature beers).

Edible Lotus participating restaurants also include: Bombay Café, BLU Boy Chocolate Café & Cakery, Indiana Memorial Union Catering, the Irish Lion, Juannita’s Restaurant, La Torre Restaurante Mexican, Lennie’s, Malibu Grill, Max’s Place, Nick’s English Hut, One World Catering, Piccoli Dolci, the Rail, Restaurant Tallent, Samira’s Restaurant, Sweet Claire Gourmet Bakery, the Trojan Horse, and the Uptown Cafe.

Edible Lotus auction items

The Edible Lotus Silent Auction offers up things gorgeous, delectable, stylish, and whimsical. Guests will have a chance to bid on items donated by innovative Bloomington artists and businesses. From original art, to home wares, unique experiences, and Lotus memorabilia: there’s something for every budget. (Find a sneak peek of some of our auction items here.)

Edible Lotus entertainment this year comes from Trío Birimbí: Juan Sebastián Rojas (marimba de chonta), Miguel Merino (tambor alegre and percussion), and Bryce Martin (electric bass). The trio explores traditional music of the Pacific coast of Colombia — where the marimba de chonta is native — to sounds from the northeastern African desert, where the millenary masankop lyre is played.

Edible Lotus auction items

New this year – For a minimum on-site donation, bring home some hand-picked, hand-designed Lotus souvenirs:

Lee’s Listening Station – A place to discover new artists, listen to Artistic Director Lee Williams’ hand-picked selections, and even buy hard-to-find CDs at a special price.

Design Your Own Textile – Guided by Lotus staff member and textile artist LuAnne Holladay, create a hand-printed flag string, using blocks hand-carved for the Power of Pattern Lotus backdrop project.

Questions? Contact Development Director Kristin Varella, kristin [at] lotusfest {dot} org, (812) 336-6599

Silent auction items pictured above:
Top row, l-r: Sprout Necklace by Allison Ford at Studio AMF, African Blackwood on sterling 18” ball chain; wood-fired ceramic platter by Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish, Bandana Pottery
Bottom row, l-r: First edition Lucky to Be a Yankee, signed by Joe Di Maggio; painting by Sachin Bhangade; hand-woven “Lotus Festival Throw” by Textillery Weavers