The 2021 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival returns this Saturday, here’s a lineup of featured artists

Celebration of arts to be held Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to midnight across Hemisfair, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Walk

A news conference was held Tuesday to announce the official featured artists lineup of the 2021 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival that will be held Nov. 13.

SAN ANTONIO – The Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival will return to downtown San Antonio on Saturday with more than 45 Texas artists and groups.

The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to midnight across Hemisfair, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and the River Walk. Food and drink vendors will be on site.

Famed San Antonio native and actor Jesse Borrego is 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!” Borrego said.

More than 45 Texas artists and groups will showcase fine arts, film, digital art, dance, theatre, fashion and poetry.

Following is the lineup of featured artists:

Fine Art

  • Adán Hernandez Tribute
  • Adrian De La Cruz
  • Kaldric Dow
  • Symone Martinez


  • DeAnna Brown
  • Marisela Barrera


  • Anna De Luna
  • Guillermina Zabala
  • Ryan Takaba
  • Susi Lopera
  • Violeta De Leon Davila

Performance Art/Music

  • American Indians in Texas
  • Alyson Alonzo
  • Ballet Folklorico Sol de San Antonio
  • Bombasta
  • Heartless The Monster
  • Hotel Diplomats
  • Ila Minori
  • Jeremy Kingg
  • Los Texmaniacs feat. Flaco Jimenez
  • Mariachi Las Alteñas
  • Patricia Vonne
  • Paula Cortez
  • Pop Pistol
  • Satara
  • URBAN-15
  • Poetry
  • Eddie Vega

Music/Sound/Video Projection

  • Breathe Collective
  • Deanna Arriaga
  • Jesus Toro Martinez
  • Yuliya Lanina

Art Installations

  • dadaLab
  • David D. Peña
  • Gabi Magaly
  • Gabriel Garcia
  • Jillian Sortore and Carlos Perez
  • Jonathan Lenhardt
  • Jonathan Sims
  • Justin Parr & Adam Smolensky
  • Rob the Original
  • Nain Leon
  • Of the Serpent
  • Fashion
  • Casa De Ojos

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