LUMINARIA ANNOUNCES 2021 FEATURED ARTISTS LINE UP FOR ICONIC CONTEMPORARY ARTS NIGHTTIME FESTIVAL ON NOVEMBER 13, 2021
Texas artists & groups representing over 200 individual artists featuring Jesse Borrego, Satara, Urban-15, Pop Pistol, Casa de Ojos, Patricia Vonne, Breathe Collective,
Of the Serpent, Los Texmaniacs feat. Flaco Jimenez & a Tribute to Adán Hernandez
SAN ANTONIO -October 12, 2021 --Today, Luminaria announces the official 2021 Featured Artists lineup for its annual Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, one of the most prominent contemporary arts festivals in South Texas. This nighttime celebration will be held on November 13 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight representing the ingenuity of its vibrant artistic community. Free and open to the public, Luminaria will be held across Hemisfair, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and the San Antonio RiverWalk with plenty of outdoor space to socially distance while enjoying art.
Famed San Antonio native and actor Jesse Borrego serves as the festival’s 2021 Honorary Curatorial Committee Chair. “Luminaria is the brilliance of possibilities! It is an inclusive festival celebrating our roots, which captures a spiritual energy from our indigenous ancestors. Many cultured visions bring San Antonio life. Que Viva el Arte!” said Borrego.
“Through the pandemic, the arts were there for us. The arts continue to help us heal and it is my hope and the hope of all the artists involved in this year’s Luminaria festival that we come together as a community to celebrate life and experience the joy and wonder that we come to expect from this event,” said Yadhira Lozano, Luminaria Executive Director.
More than 200 Texas artists will showcase fine arts, film, digital art, dance, theatre, fashion and poetry. The festival features local theatre artists DeAnna Brown and Marisela Barrera; a poetry showcase led by Eddie Vega; fine art by Adrian De La Cruz, Kaldric Dow, and Symone Martinez; live music by Ila Minori, Heartless The Monster, Bombasta, Los Texmaniacs, Patricia Vonne, and Pop Pistol; large art installations by Breathe Collective, dadaLab, and Of the Serpent; film by Anna De Luna, Guillermina Zabala, Ryan Takaba, and Susi Lopera; a fashion show by Casa De Ojos; a dance and drum performance by Urban-15; the art gallery will feature a tribute to late Chicano artist Adán Hernandez; and a special appearance by living legend Flaco Jimenez.
2021 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival Featured Artists are:
Adan Hernandez Tribute
Adrian De La Cruz
Violeta De Leon Davila
American Indians in Texas
Ballet Folklorico Sol de San Antonio
Heartless The Monster
Los Texmaniacs feat. Flaco Jimenez
Mariachi Las Alteñas
Jesus Toro Martinez
Jillian Sortore and Carlos Perez
Justin Parr & Adam Smolensky
Of the Serpent
Casa De Ojos
Food and drink vendors will be on site.
Sponsors of the festival include: The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Michelob Ultra, John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Hemisfair, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Texas Public Radio, H-E-B and many community partners, foundations, and small business art supporters.
Luminaria is a dynamic nonprofit arts organization dedicated to producing and promoting the arts to the city of San Antonio by managing the annual iconic The Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival on Nov. 13, 2021, one of the most prominent contemporary art festivals in South Texas. It also manages the Luminaria Artist Foundation grants program and culturally driven creative placemaking projects.