Top photo: UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures
Bottom photo: Art by Rob Abodeely

Free admission: 'Luminaria' at Institute of Texan Cultures

(March 10, 2009)--As part of "Luminaria: Arts Night in San Antonio," UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures will offer free admission from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 14. The event is San Antonio's second annual all-day celebration of the city's artists, musicians, performers and cultural organizations.

In addition to the regular lineup of exhibits, including the popular "HemisFair 1968: San Antonio's Introduction to the World," the museum will feature the artwork of five local artists: Rainey, Peter Sharp, Holly Hein Brooks, Rob Abodeely and Bryson Brooks.

>> View the official events schedule with performance and exhibit information at the Luminaria Web site.

"Luminaria: Arts Night in San Antonio" runs day to night, Saturday, March 14. The event is an ambitious undertaking involving more 1,000 artists and more than 40 nonprofit organizations from the major arts disciplines of dance, theater, poetry readings, music, painting, sculpture, film and multi-arts projects. Around the city, studios, museums, galleries and artist spaces will have exhibits, art activities and creative performances.

The event provides visitors and residents with a unique opportunity to revel in the city's wealth of traditional and innovative cultural expression presented on stages, in theaters and galleries, and on the streets of downtown San Antonio. "Luminaria" will provide a comprehensive showcase of talent and creativity on a larger scale than in any other U.S. city.

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