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Artist Pavilion

DENOTES ARTIST PAVILION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Lux is Open!

We are excited to welcome you all back to Lux Art Institute. Lux strives to continue its mission by working diligently to take the proper steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the wellness of our employees, guests, and visitors, especially those that are most vulnerable. We thank you for your patience during our closure and for your support during these unprecedented times. 

 SCHEDULE YOUR FREE VISIT TODAY!

Click here to learn more about our Reopening Procedure and important information about your next visit to Lux! 

Note: There will be no Open Hours from October 15-17th. Open Hours will resume as usual the following week. 

Download Our Gallery Guide & Exhibition Catalogue Here  

 

 

 

Admission

Pay-as-you wish

Lux Art Institute's exhibitions are always free for everyone through out Pay-As-You Wish initiative. If you would like to schedule a group tour or field trip, please contact education@luxartinstitute.org to inquire about our availability and Virtual Tour options.


Hours

GALLERY HOURS

Thursday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm 

Lux Art Institute's current exhibitions are open by reservation only. Reserve your time below.               

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE!   

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm

 

Parking

Please park in our Education Pavilion parking lot to begin your visit. Exceptions will be made for people with accessibility issues or concerns. A member of Lux's Visitor Experience team will be able to guide you to designated accessibility parking.


Ways to Engage!

Engage with our Artist-in-Residence and their work through one of our Art Explorations. These guided discussions of the resident artist exhibition allow the work to become more meaningful to you as you udnerstand the background and participate in an interactive discussion with other art lovers.

Learn more about Art Exploration here!


Directions

From Route 5

  • From Route I-5 take exit 39 for Manchester Avenue
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Manchester Avenue
  • Continue straight on Manchester Avenue [which becomes S. El Camino Real] for 1.3 miles
  • Lux Art Institute will be on the left

Education Pavilion

DENOTES EDUCATION PAVILION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Lux is Open!

We are excited to welcome you all back to Lux Art Institute. Lux strives to continue its mission by working diligently to take the proper steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the wellness of our employees, guests, and visitors, especially those that are most vulnerable. We thank you for your patience during our closure and for your support during these unprecedented times. 

Click here to learn more about our Reopening Procedure and important information about your next visit to Lux! 

Note: There will be no Open Hours from October 15-17th. Open Hours will resume as usual the following week. 

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE VISIT TODAY!

 

Admission

PAY-AS-YOU WISH

Lux Art Institute's exhibitions are always free for everyone through out Pay-As-You Wish initiative. If you would like to schedule a group tour or field trip, please contact education@luxartinstitute.org to inquire about our availability and Virtual Tour options.


Hours

GALLERY HOURS

Thursday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm 

Lux Art Institute's current exhibitions are open by reservation only. Reserve your time below.               

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE!   

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm

 

Parking

Please park in our Education Pavilion parking lot to begin your visit. Exceptions will be made for people with accessibility issues or concerns. A member of Lux's Visitor Experience team will be able to guide you to designated accessibility parking.

Directions

FROM ROUTE 5

  • From Route I-5 take exit 39 for Manchester Avenue
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Manchester Avenue
  • Continue straight on Manchester Avenue [which becomes S. El Camino Real] for 1.3 miles
  • Lux Art Institute will be on the left

Tours

Self Guided Tours

Visit Lux and explore our exhibitions at your leisure. Visit our Artist-in-Residence in studio at the Artist Pavilion, our Regional Artist Exhibition in the Linda Formo Brandes Gallery, and stroll Lux's Nature Trail. Information about the exhibitions and maps of the grounds are available at the front desk.

Guided Tours - Adults

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore art through an open dialogue with a guided tour by one of our trained Lux Liaisons.

Guided Tours - Students

Bring your class for an interactive tour that includes a 45‐minute docent‐led exploration of the artist studio. Students have the opportunity to meet the artist‐in‐residence during residency periods or to explore the residency exhibition in the studio with a Lux Liaison during non‐residency times.

 

Luxcursions

K‐8 students experience creativity in action with a field trip to Lux Art Institute. Each Luxcursion includes a docent‐led tour through the artist’s studio, exhibition areas, sculptural installations and native landscape of the Lux grounds. Following the tour, students take part in a hands‐on art project related to the current exhibition(s).

Luxcursions are available:
Thursdays and Fridays during artist‐in‐residency periods; Tuesday through Friday during non‐residency periods. Lux can host a maximum of 32 students per school group.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE 

Facility Rentals

Host Your Special Event at Lux

Rent the Artist Pavilion, the Education Pavilion, or both, depending on the feeling you want to create for your special event. Lux can accommodate your birthday party, cocktail party, wedding, lecture, dinner, professional development activity, or other private event. Plus, Lux teaching artists can moderate an art-inspired activity for your group of coworkers or kids, designed for both interactive fun and team building.

For more information, please call Events and Facilities Victor Sanchez at 760.436.6611 or  contact vsanchez@luxartinstitute.org to inquire.

 

 

Education Pavilion and Garden

The Lux Education Pavilion is beautifully suited for any kind of event. Our four large art studios open onto a lovely, spacious garden and inviting open‐air amphitheater, which together create a unique and beautiful atmosphere for your special occasion.

Artist Pavilion

The Artist Pavilion, with its light, bright, and airy gallery space and beautiful hillside views will make your event an unforgettable experience. We will work with you to find an available date and time that suits your own needs and complies with any restrictions a given exhibition might have. We will also ensure that you have an extraordinary event while we adhere to the security guidelines demanded by our museum‐grade facility.

 

Special Activities

Lux provides affordable activities for your parties and events, including art-based creative activities for kids and adults.  Also, Lux offers creative professional development activities for corporate employees and Boards, designed to stiumlate creative thinking and collaboration in a fun and relaxing environment.

More About our Location

Lux Art Institute is located on a five‐acre parcel overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon and is surrounded by a wildlife preserve that stretches two miles to the Pacific Ocean. Discreetly nestled in the hillside above the San Elijo Lagoon, the facility reflects the open relationship Lux fosters between art and environment.