Luminaria 2014 represents a bold new vision for San Antonio. For two nights in November, San Antonio will become a global stage where artists celebrate the city’s heritage as a cultural crossroads.
This year, San Antonio artists will join artists from Latin America to create murals, light / video installations, and performances that transform the landscape into a place where imagination reigns.
Also new for this year, Luminaria will be staged at various areas throughout downtown. This year the festival focuses on River North, a beautifully restored area and embracing new development at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and the Southwest School of Art. Luminaria will enrich San Antonio’s landscape with original artworks and it will redefine downtown by attracting the public to vibrant new cultural zones. Luminaria will serve as an annual catalyst for rediscovery.
The new Luminaria is guided by a five-year strategic plan that aligns with San Antonio¹s downtown development goals and informed by local participants. As San Antonio becomes a leading edge creative city, the plan envisions Luminaria working with diverse community, municipal and corporate stakeholders to ensure a long-term investment in local arts that helps define downtown as an internationally renowned destination for culture and entertainment.
While Luminaria remains a free event, a select number of VIP packages and ticketed events will be offered this year.