The 2022 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival is Seeking Established and Emerging Artists from Texas and Beyond

Applications are now being accepted via Established and emerging artists in various artistic genres are encouraged to apply. The festival seeks to spotlight San Antonio, South Texas, and Texas artists, however, applicants from anywhere are welcome to apply. The outdoor festival highlights film, music, theatre, spoken word, dance, fine art, sculpture, large structural installations, in-gallery installations, digital art, performance art, and multi-media throughout the downtown footprint.

The Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, one of the most prominent contemporary art festivals in South Texas, is an annual nighttime celebration of the arts in downtown San Antonio’s Hemisfair and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Last year’s festival featured more than 200 artists and art groups, including work from Kaldric Dow, Guillermina Zabala, Patricia Vonne, Pop Pistol, Urban-15, Of the Serpent, and a tribute to late Chicano artist Adán Hernandez.

“Our goal with Luminaria is to celebrate and support artists and give them a platform to inspire our community as a whole,” said Yadhira Lozano, Luminaria Executive Director. “Through this open call process, we hope to encourage artists of all artistic genres representing the diverse voices and backgrounds of our artistic community to share their unique vision.”

Although the festival does not set an annual theme, organizers are interested in art that brings joy and inspires audiences. “The pandemic has been difficult for everyone and we hope this year’s artists consider creating work that allows us to dream of our collective future.” said Lozano. “Sci-Fi, fantasy, comic book heroes, futurism, and genres that help us dream past these times would be wonderful to see. In 2021, audiences connected with themes around ecology, meditation, unity, and self-expression.”

Applications will be evaluated by the curatorial committee made up of previous festival artists and art experts from San Antonio. The application deadline is February 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Those interested can apply online, by clicking here.

About Luminaria: 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 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival on Nov. 19, 2022, one of the most prominent contemporary art festivals in South Texas. It also manages the Luminaria Artist Foundation grants program and creative placemaking projects. Luminaria receives support from the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation, and numerous foundations and private donors.

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