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Luminaria will host a pop-up art gallery in St. Paul Square

Due to public demand to host more Luminaria events throughout the year, Luminaria has announced the upcoming opening of the pop-up art exhibition and fundraiser on Friday, May 3 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in St. Paul Square. The exhibition, titled ‘Maestros: A Showcase of Creative Men’, pays tribute to local artist Gilbert Durán who we lost in July 2023, and features artworks by established artists and close friends of Durán.

Curated by Durán’s life partner Karen Evans and dear friend Bobby Bacon, the event and exhibition, on what would have been his 77th birthday, features the work of leading artists including Robert Wilkens, Jude Mac, Greg Drew, Anthony Gonzalez, Joe Luna, Vic De La Fuente and Marcus Cerda. The artwork will be for sale and admission to the Opening Night fundraiser is on a donation basis.

“It is with an overwhelming sense of emotion and love that we humbly bring together this thoughtful exhibition of artists to celebrate the life and legacy of Gilbert Durán,” said curator Karen Evans. “As a dedicated artist whose love for San Antonio shone through his paintings, he would have wholeheartedly enjoyed an evening of art, friends and good wine in support of Luminaria.”

Admission to the exhibition is free for the public. VIP tickets can be purchased at luminariasa.org. The VIP reception offers a unique opportunity to meet the artists and curators and enjoy exclusive wine and high-quality charcuterie.

“We are excited to partner with St. Paul Square to bring visual arts to this historic entertainment center,” said Yadhira Lozano, executive director of Luminaria. “The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the talent and legacy of Gilbert Durán while supporting Luminaria’s mission to promote and showcase the arts in San Antonio.”

Don’t miss your chance to experience “Maestros: A Showcase of Creative Men” and support a great cause. The exhibition is open to the public from May 3 to 31, 2024 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit luminariasa.org or follow Luminaria on social media.