Celebrating Lotus Volunteers

19 June 2014
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Our festival season always begins, appropriately, with a salute to our fantastic Lotus volunteers. The annual Lotus Volunteer Recognition Party celebrates a year’s worth of contributions from the women and men who do things like help 4th-graders make origami hats at the Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar, serve tapas at the Edible Lotus fundraiser, manage festival […]

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Masks Around the World

12 June 2014
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Inspired by mask traditions from a number of world cultures, Masks Around the World is a visual arts outreach program that will yield a series of large-scale and life-sized masks for installation at the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival this September. Guest artist (and man of many talents) Sam Bartlett will lead intrepid mask-makers […]

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Lotus Workshop on Community Engagement • June 26

10 June 2014
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The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation presents a free workshop called “In It for the Long Term: Building Relationships with Community Partners.” This summer workshop on community engagement and developing partnerships is designed for members of the Bloomington area’s nonprofit community.

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Community Partner Profile: Bell Trace

30 May 2014
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The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival may be the big event in our year, but dozens of individual programs fill out our calendar, year round, and help us reach diverse audiences. Art-making workshops, concerts for students, the Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar, and more: this programming, most of which is free and open to the […]

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From the Executive Director: Spring Review

30 May 2014
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Executive Director Sunni Fass looks back at her first five months in the land of Lotus. . . . 

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Calling All Sponsors!

29 May 2014
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With spring behind us, the Lotus office is now “all Festival, all the time.” September may seem far away, but in our world, it’s just around the corner. Right now, the most important initiative (in addition to booking artists, of course) is making contact with business sponsors – new and returning – whose support will […]

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Looking Back at Edible Lotus

15 May 2014
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Thanks to all who came together to raise $14,000 for the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival and for Lotus Blossoms educational outreach! The night was cold, but the camaraderie was warm, and more than 100 Lotus fans and friends came to the beautiful confines of Deer Park Manor to sample great food, beer, and […]

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