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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

For those of us who remember the excitement and fresh joy of the very first Luminaria multimedia bonanza, which was hosted in and around Alamo Plaza, it’s hard to believe that the fest has been bringing the arts to light for 10 years now. Back in 2008, then-mayor Phil Hardberger, who has a laudable track record of supporting the arts in San Antonio, proposed Luminaria as something of an answer to Paris’ Nuit Blanche and Madrid’s Noche Blanca, two well-established, nighttime, all-arts blowouts with carnival vibes. Since its beginning, Luminaria has traveled to a few different urban footprints, put on consistently excellent (and consistently improving) programs, improvised well when faced with mother nature’s fickleness, and gained a permanent year-round director in Kathy Armstrong (who took the reins in 2015). For its 10th run, on November 10 and 11, Luminaria will return to Hemisfair (where it was held from 2011 to 2013) and present daytime offerings in Southtown The Arts District (STAD). Click here for our full preview of Luminaria 2017.

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  • Hemisfair

    434 S Alamo, San Antonio San Antonio

    (210) 260-5678 (FAX); (210)

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