SAN ANTONIO—The award-winning Luminaria: Arts Night in San Antonio will take place 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 13, 2010 with performance stages, streetscape art, light installations and galleries. The celebration will be in downtown San Antonio on Alamo St. between Market and Durango, including the HenryB.GonzalezConvention Center, HemisFairPark and La Villita. The 3rd annual, FREE and open to the public celebration of San Antonio’s artists, musicians, performers and cultural organizations is the only one of its kind in the entire state of Texas and was inspired by similar celebrations in Chicago, Paris, Rome and Madrid.
Luminaria 2010 is being co-chaired by Paula Owen, artist and President of the SouthwestSchool of Art & Craft; and George Cisneros, artist and co-founder of Urban 15. An artist-driven celebration, Luminaria is a collaboration of several hundred artists and more than 40 non-profit organizations coming together to magnify every major discipline in the arts including dance, theater, creative writing, music, visual arts, new media and interdisciplinary projects. Already, Luminaria has attracted more than 100,000 participants in both 2008 and 2009 and has received national and international acclaim. Luminaria 2009 received a Pinnacle Award from the International Downtown Association and is being recognized during the 55th IDA Annual Conference in Milwaukee.
Artists and non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit an application for participation in Luminaria 2010. The application form will be available for download at www.luminariasa.org by September 20, 2009. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5 p.m. CST on October 31, 2009.