From the Executive Director: A Look Back at 2014

5 December 2014
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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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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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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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Meet Katie Vernon – 2014 Lotus Volunteer T-shirt Designer

27 August 2014
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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.”

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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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