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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

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...

Moon welcomes Luminaria goers. Photo by Sofia Garcia

Beauty in the light

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...


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...

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...

Courtesy of Kathy Armstrong, Director of Luminaria

Luminaria: A festival for artists and audiences

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,...

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...

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