Luminaria 2016 Puts Bright Spotlight on Contemporary Art and Artists, Nov. 9-12


Luminaria, San Antonio’s annual contemporary arts festival, will honor the city’s historic east side with four days of artist brunches, art workshops, dancing, poetry, visual art and performances, from standup comedy to musical acts.

Luminaria begins Wednesday, Nov. 9, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 12.

Artists from the San Antonio area as well as international artists will come together on Wednesday night to unveil murals gifted to the community along the Nolan Street underpass, Cherry Street and under the Hays Street bridge. Thursday shines a spotlight on the upper level of the Hays Street bridge, and Friday night the Carver Community Cultural Center and Dignowity and Lockwood parks will host performances, pop-up exhibitions and multi-media works. On Saturday, guests can explore the arts in the Downtown East neighborhood before spending the evening celebrating Luminaria with a closing party featuring guest artists and musical performances by Fisherman and Spot Barnett.

luminariaLuminaria is free and open to the public, but tickets are available for special programming (including the closing party) and artist meet-and-greets. For more information, visit

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