Luminaria: Contemporary Arts Festival

Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 7 PM to Midnight in Hemisfair


Saturday night was the main event!

Luminaria hosted its FREE, epic, after-dark Contemporary Arts Festival in downtown San Antonio, Texas.

50+ artists of all disciplines showcased their works in performance, music, literature, dance, visual arts and more. Featured Artists presented special Tricentennial artworks and performances that explored the identity, history, people, land and culture of San Antonio.

Many installations were on display the entire night, yet performances were time-specific.

For a full list of all 2018 Featured Artists, visit our Featured Artist page.

For performance times, see the list of artists performing on stages below.

Main Stage

Welcome by Mayor Ron Nirenberg – 6:45 PM

Buttercup – 7:00 PM

Nina Diaz – 8:00 PM

Deer Vibes – 9:00 PM

Cadillac Muzik – 10:00 PM

Volcán – 11:00 PM


Mexican Cultural Institute Stage

Aaron Prado – 7:00 PM

Yuliya Lanina – 8:15 PM

Anna De Luna – 9:00 PM

Cristina Goletti, Jadd Tank & Hideaki Tsutsui – 9:30 PM

Arte y Pasión – 10:00 PM


UNAM Stage

The Hemisfair Plaza Poets – 7:30 PM

Nan Cuba – 8:30 PM

Juan & Armando Tejeda – 9:00 PM

RADI – 10:00 PM

Mr. Composition – 10:30 PM


Yanaguana Stage

Joel Adrian – 7:15 PM

Azul – 8:30 PM

Jay Wile – 9:45 PM

More Scheduled Performances

Xavier Gilmore – Reprise – Yanaguana Garden Splash Pad

Nathan Felix – The War Bride – Grotto along the San Antonio River




Art Quest: Family Friendly Art Walk!

During Luminaria's after-dark festival, families could pick up a "passport" stamp book from any Info Booth that led them to specific artworks throughout the festival. Families visited artists and interacted with Spare Parts Art Quest Leaders at each site to receive stamps.

Some lucky participants won a $100 H-E-B Gift Card and a Book by featured artist Xelena Gonzalez!

Light Up the Night



Light Up the Night: A Creative Outfit Contest!

Contest rules:

  • Wear a bright, creative outfit to our Contemporary Arts Festival in Hemisfair
  • Follow @LuminariaSA on Instagram.
  • Post a story to Instagram showing off your full outfit and tag @LuminariaSA and #Luminaria2018!
  • At 11 PM, we announced the winner on Instagram!

One luck participant won a year's supply of free Whataburger!


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