Lux Art Institute

If you want an up-close and personal view of art, visit the Lux Art Institute.


  • $5 Adults
  • Free Under 21
  • Ride a Bike to Lux and Get Free Admission!

Thursday-Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 11am-5pm





1550 South Camino Real, Encinitas CA 92024

Detailed Description:

The Lux Art Institute is an interesting and exciting place. Started in 1998 with an initial aim to create more understanding of visual art, the Institute didn’t have a permanent structure until 2007. Its goal is to redefine the museum experience to make art more accessible and meaningful to the community. It does this through its Artist Residency program. Instead of having static art shows and exhibits, the Institute has an artist start a residency for a period of a month where the artist creates art on site for the public to see, enjoy and engage the artist in conversation. The Institute also has some great programs for children and the community to better understand and connect with art.

The building is one of the few LEED-certified green buildings in San Diego County and the Institute even favors those who bicycle to its location: if a visitor rides a bike to Lux, they get in free!


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*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.