From September 23–26, the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival brought music from 14 countries to downtown Bloomington. Bloom contributing photographer Jim Krause captured a bit of the fun in this photo gallery.

The Lotus Festival has been a Bloomington staple since it was founded in 1994, and is one of the oldest world music festivals in the United States. It returned this year after a series of virtual performances in 2020 due to COVID-19. Learn more at