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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor

April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff leadership of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival has canceled the 13th annual festival scheduled for Nov. 14. Luminaria is a non-profit arts organization that supports the San Antonio arts community by putting on the festival each year. The Board of...

Beauty in the light

Moon welcomes Luminaria goers. Photo by Sofia Garcia

Maha Qadri and Sofia Garcia

November 13, 2019

In the midst of light shows, art exhibits and spectators, a dancer and a violinist put on a performance that set the tone for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Under an archway decorated with greenery and warm lighting, the two artists drew in a crowd with their rendition of “The Swan” ...

11th annual Luminaria Arts Festival: a preview of the beloved San Antonio event


Rudy Sanchez

November 7, 2018

In 2008, a city initiative rolled out that created a nocturnal, multigenre arts festival to illuminate downtown San Antonio. Today, the Luminaria Arts Festival is a non-profit organization committed to advancing contemporary art in San Antonio. Since Luminaria’s inception, the annual festival has served...


Reskate showcased a glow in the dark piece at last year’s annual Luminaria Arts Festival.
Courtesy of Luminaria

Devin De Leon

November 8, 2017

SA celebrates a decade of light This weekend, in the Hemisfair district, Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival will celebrate its ten-year anniversary with local artists and artists from all over the country. There will also be poets, comedians, bands and numerous interactive events for attendees. O...

Luminaria: A festival for artists and audiences

Courtesy of Kathy Armstrong, Director of Luminaria

Ashlee Morales

November 2, 2016

“It’s safe to say there’s no event like this in the country,” Executive Director Kathy Armstrong said of Luminarias, San Antonio’s contemporary arts festival. The festival returns on Wednesday, Nov. 9 with four days of food, drinks and art. Every year, Luminaria takes place in a different location withi...

Luminaria 2013: Art lights up San Antonio

March 5, 2013

Courtesy of Katy Schmader / The Paisano Set in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Luminaria aims to illuminate the city with art installations and projects set along the backdrop of the city’s lively nightlife.Luminaria is a free, annual event showcasing music, theatre, performance, litera...