LUMIES: Noche de las Artes, A Celebration of Arts Heroes took place on Thursday, September 28th, at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center.

LUMIES: Noche de las Artes, A Celebration of Arts Heroes

For more than a decade, the Lumies Arts & Business Awards celebrated individuals, organizations, and businesses that make Tucson and Southern Arizona a wellspring of creative vitality.

In 2018 Arts Foundation partnered with ON Media Publications as the “Arts Hero Sponsor” and we worked together to create LUMIES: Noche de las Artes, A Celebration of Arts Heroes. We had incredible performers, food trucks, drinks and presentations, highlighting the 2016-2017 Arts Heroes and the Southwest Folklife Alliance, which received the Arts and Culture Community Impact Award!

The LUMIES: Noche de las Artes was hosted by Cathy Rivers, Executive Director of KXCI Community Radio and featured performances by:

  • TC Tolbert, Tucson Poet Laureate
  • Dancing In The Streets AZ
  • Odaiko Sonora
  • Axe Capoeira
  • Lenguas Largas
  • Flam Chen
  • House DJs Solar Stephen and Miranda Luna
  • and a special closing performance by Santa Pachita!

The Arts Heroes represented people in our community who champion, support, and take part in the arts.


ON Media Publications is currently accepting nominations for Arts Heroes. Every month, one Arts Hero will be selected and featured in the ON Media program book seen by over 400,000 art lovers and consumers throughout Southern Arizona.

Click here to view a full gallery of 2016 Lumies photos.

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