Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival dazzles San Antonio with new fall date
One of San Antonio’s most dazzling happenings is preparing to once again light up downtown. San Antonio nonprofit Luminaria has revealed the date for the 2023 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival and is seeking artists to illuminate one of fall’s most anticipated events.
For its 15th anniversary year, the festivities will move from November to October 21 from 6 pm-midnight. Featured works and performances will snake around Hemisfair and the Henry B. González Convention Center, highlighting Alamo City’s diverse arts scene.
Along with the announcement, the nonprofit opened applications for artists. The festival accepts submissions from various disciplines, including performance art, digital art, spoken word, film, sculpture, theatre, and dance.
A panel of local art experts will assess each application, considering inclusivity and whether the work will be premiering at the fest, among other factors. Applications must be submitted by March 26. The final lineup will be announced in the fall.
Last year, the festival hosted 7,000 attendees, giving exposure to more than 250 individual artists. Although some of the creators hailed from as far as Europe and South America, the majority are based in the San Antonio area. More information can be found online.
“As a true signature event for the city, this is a wonderful opportunity for the talented and diverse artists of San Antonio to have professional exposure and spark their own creative juices,” said Krystal Jones, director of the City’s Department of Arts & Culture, via arelease.