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Artist Pavilion

DENOTES ARTIST PAVILION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Admission

$5 FOR ADULTS

FREE FOR:

Lux Members, Ages 21 and Under, and Bicycle Riders

For groups of 6 or more individuals under 21, please schedule a field trip or school tour. For groups of 8 or more adults, please schedule a community tour. Contact education@luxartinstitute.org to inquire.

Hours

REGULAR HOURS

Thursday & Friday: 1:00pm–5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am–5:00pm

SPECIAL HOURS

Please see the Calendar page for after-hours programming. Lux is closed on major holidays, Artist Pavilion closed the month of August, and during installation periods. Check the Calendar page for specific closed dates, or feel free to check in with the Lux office at 760.436.6611.

Parking

Parking is available in the Artist Pavilion driveway, the gravel lot above the Education Pavilion, and the Education Pavilion lot.

Education Pavilion

DENOTES EDUCATION PAVILION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Admission

Always FREE!

For groups of 6 or more individuals under 21, we ask that you schedule a field trip or school tour. For groups of 8 or more adults, we ask that you schedule a community tour.

Hours

REGULAR HOURS

Monday—Friday: 9am–5pm; Saturday 11am-5pm

SPECIAL HOURS

Please see the Calendar page for after-hours programming. Regular hours fluctuate for facility rentals and during installation periods. Check the Calendar page for specific closed dates, or feel free to check in with the Lux office at 760.436.6611.

Parking

Parking is available in the Artist Pavilion driveway, the gravel lot above the Education Pavilion and the Education Pavilion lot.

Tours

Get to Know Lux

We offer 45-minute docent‐led tours for high school, college and adult community groups of up to 25. Schedule a School Tour or Community Tour today ‐ we look forward to seeing you!  For more details, call 760.436.6611

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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.

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High School and College Tours

Bring your class for an interactive tour that includes a 45‐minute docent‐led exploration of the artist studio for high school and college groups. Students have the opportunity to meet the artist‐in‐residence during residency periods or to sketch in the studio during non‐residency times.

Community Tours

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore art through an open dialogue with trained Lux Liaisons. Liaisons are on hand to the general public during open hours, or available for reserved guided tours.

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 Development Manager Kate Beaver at 760.436.6611 or  contact events@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.