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Lux Art Institute

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Thursday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lux Art Institute, located in Encinitas, Calif., opened its doors to the public in November 2007 and is redefining the museum experience with its unique artist-in-residence program.

At Lux, artists live and work on site, while producing a commissioned work of art. Throughout the year, Lux invites significant regional, national, and international artists to participate in the Lux residency and encourages visitors from across the country to observe and engage with them. This one-of-a-kind institution invites visitors to not only “see art,” but also to “see art happen.”

The perfect backdrop for artistic exploration and appreciation, Lux Art Institute is located on a four-acre parcel overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon, and is surrounded by a wildlife preserve that stretches two miles to the Pacific Ocean.

Designed by architect Renzo Zecchetto, the Artist Pavilion incorporates a variety of water- and energy-saving strategies to reduce its impact on the local environment, qualifying it as one of only a few LEED-certified “green” buildings in San Diego County. In an effort to meld the conservation and re-vegetation beyond the museum walls, an array of rare native plants blends seamlessly into the nearby preserve.

Mission
Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful. At Lux, you don’t just see finished works of art; you see the artistic process firsthand, engaging with internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment.

As part of this mission, Lux works to:

• Support artists in the development of new projects through a residency program, and share their discoveries with scholars, art patrons and a regional and national audience.
• Educate and engage the community to foster an appreciation of the living artist and creative process.
• Exhibit finished works from Lux residencies alongside the artist’s other works and those of others who have influenced them.
• Develop relationships with similar institutions to produce publications that interpret the work created in the residency program.

Admission
NOW $5 FOR ADULTS (21+)

**For groups of 10 or more, please call (760) 436 6611 in advance to schedule a tour. Each ticket is good for two visits during the same residency.

Free for Members, Ages under 21 and Family

Upcoming events at Lux Art Institute

Ongoing events at Lux Art Institute

Event Time Category

Alan Feltus Exhibit At Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Alan Feltus Exhibit At Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Alan Feltus Exhibit At Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Elizabeth Turk at Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Elizabeth Turk at Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Elizabeth Turk at Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Iva Gueorguieva at Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Iva Gueorguieva at Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Iva Gueorguieva at Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

James Chronister At Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

James Chronister At Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

James Chronister At Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Kids-in-Residence at Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Lila Jang At Lux Art Institiute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Lila Jang At Lux Art Institiute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Lila Jang At Lux Art Institiute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Lux Art Institute Presents Ann Agee

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Ann Agee

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Ann Agee

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Ann Weber Sculpture Exhibition

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Ann Weber Sculpture Exhibition

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Ann Weber Sculpture Exhibition

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist Alex Kanevsky

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist Alex Kanevsky

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist Alex Kanevsky

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist-In-Residence Matthew Cusick

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist-In-Residence Matthew Cusick

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist-In-Residence Matthew Cusick

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist Susan Graham

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist Susan Graham

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Artist Susan Graham

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Camilo Restrepo

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Camilo Restrepo

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Camilo Restrepo

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Claudette Schreuders

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Claudette Schreuders

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Claudette Schreuders

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Ebony G. Patterson Exhibition

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Ebony G. Patterson Exhibition

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Ebony G. Patterson Exhibition

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Julian Kreimer Art Exhibit

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Julian Kreimer Art Exhibit

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents: Julian Kreimer Art Exhibit

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Melissa Miller

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Melissa Miller

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Melissa Miller

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Melorah Kuhn

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Melorah Kuhn

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Melorah Kuhn

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Squeak Carnwath

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Squeak Carnwath

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Squeak Carnwath

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Ye Hongxing Exhibition

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Ye Hongxing Exhibition

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Presents Ye Hongxing Exhibition

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute: Sophia Narrett Residency Exhibit

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute: Sophia Narrett Residency Exhibit

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute: Sophia Narrett Residency Exhibit

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute's SUMMER ART CAMP

Every Monday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Family

Lux Art Institute's SUMMER ART CAMP

Every Tuesday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Family

Lux Art Institute's SUMMER ART CAMP

Every Wednesday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Family

Lux Art Institute's SUMMER ART CAMP

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Family

Lux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Charles Moxon

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Charles Moxon

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Charles Moxon

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Max Greis

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Max Greis

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Max Greis

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Artist-in-Residence Angela Kallus

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Artist-in-Residence Angela Kallus

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Lux Artist-in-Residence Angela Kallus

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Margaret Griffith At Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Arts

Margaret Griffith At Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Arts

Margaret Griffith At Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Arts

Robert Lobe at Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Robert Lobe at Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Robert Lobe at Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Sati Zech at Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Sati Zech at Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Sati Zech at Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Sculptor Alison Saar At Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Sculptor Alison Saar At Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Sculptor Alison Saar At Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Susan Hauptman Exhibit at Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Susan Hauptman Exhibit at Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Susan Hauptman Exhibit at Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Timothy Horn Exhibition At Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Timothy Horn Exhibition At Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Timothy Horn Exhibition At Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

VICTORIA ADAMS at Lux Art Institute

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

VICTORIA ADAMS at Lux Art Institute

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

VICTORIA ADAMS at Lux Art Institute

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Xawery Wolski: In Studio And On Exhibit

Every Thursday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Xawery Wolski: In Studio And On Exhibit

Every Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Xawery Wolski: In Studio And On Exhibit

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

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