Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news and updates from Lux Art Institute.


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

Lux Art Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


1550 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

Gallery HOURS

Our galleries are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.

The Linda Formo Brandes Gallery in the Education Pavilion is currently viewable from the parking lot and is open 24 hours a day.

Office HOURS

Monday - Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm


Next at Lux

Studio Series: Cammie Staros


7pm – 8pm

Art & Stories Series: Cammie Staros


7pm - 8pm

Behind the Scenes


5pm - 6pm PDT

Be INSPired. Be a member.

Welcome to Lux

For as little as $50, you can become a member and start exploring art and your own creativity. Learn more about memberships, corporate sponsorships, educational programs and volunteer opportunities...MORE >

Join Lux >


Your Support Matters

When you donate to Lux, you create: art by internationally recognized artists and local elementary students; conversations about art; connections with local artists and the art community; a commitment to San Diego arts for everyone. Donate to Lux and watch creativity unfold. . . More >

Lend a Hand > 

facility Rental

Perfect for Any Event

Make your special event even more special by holding it in the Lux Education Pavilion and Garden, the Artist Pavilion or both! We customize the space for your needs so whether you are planning a major fundraiser, birthday party or corporate event...More >

Learn More >