Volunteers are at the heart of Luminaria’s success!

We have an active annual community engagement calendar that includes: Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio Book Festival, King William Fair, Texas Folk Life Festival, Pride Festival, World Heritage Festival, Chalk it Up, Diwali Festival, and Día de los Muertos.

Sign up to staff our Contemporary Arts Festival the night of Saturday, November 9. Help visitors navigate the vast network of artistic programs as a Festival Guide or collect audience feedback as a Survey Specialist. If you’re not a night owl, we also need volunteers on Sunday, November 10 for the Community Arts Day at Hemisfair and the Closing Performance at Mission San José.

Is there another way you want to get involved with Luminaria? Tell us about your arts-related or event assistance background. We seek to appoint groups and individuals who can take on specific roles.

Volunteers must be 16 years or older. Let us know if you are a student or need community hours recorded, and we will provide documentation.

Enter your information below to volunteer…

I am available for the following specific times:

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8: Information booth during artist installation and tech rehearsals. Shifts 9am to 9pm.SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9: Information booth during the day for artist installation. Shifts from 9am to midnight.SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9: Various duties during the epic night arts festival. Shifts from 9am to midnight.SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10: Staff the Hemisfair Community Arts Program. Shifts from 10am to 4pm.SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10: Staff the Mission San José Interpretive Arts Program Info Booth. Shifts TBA.

Costume Contest

Cast a spotlight on yourself and enter our annual Light Up the Night costume contest. Glow through the evening DIY style in distinctively radiant garb handcrafted by you. Your illuminated walking art piece could win you a prize!

Reach tens of thousands of arts appreciators at your own booth at the Contemporary Arts Festival. Non-profit arts organizations are invited to participate in the after-dark festival in Hemisfair from 7PM to midnight. Luminaria wants to support your creative endeavors! Limited availability.

To apply, please complete this form.


If you can’t share your time or talent with us….

Share your treasure, and make a donation today! By sponsoring Luminaria, you sustain San Antonio’s deep cultural traditions, enhance our growing creative economy, and provide an inspirational art experience for tens of thousands.


Luminaria welcomes your input in furthering the mission of Luminaria.

We are available by appointment (call or email) Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 4 PM. We hope you have enjoyed our past Festivals and we look forward to seeing you this year.

Phone: 210-721-1670
Email: info@LuminariaSA.org
Mailing Address: PO Box 120188, San Antonio, TX 78212
Physical Address: 1160 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Calendar Notes: We are closed annually for the following holidays: New Year’s day, Independence day, Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve day, Christmas day, and New Year’s Eve day. We will also be closed the month of July for a summer break and November 11 & 12, 2019 immediately following the annual contemporary festival weekend.