Lux Art Institute opens Season 9 with free activities for Fall Fest on Sept. 12


Lux Art Institute in Encinitas opens its doors to the entire community with its first Fall Fest from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 12. Admission is free.

Fall Fest will combine the viewing of art with the creation of art, as various creative activities will be available.

“Fall Fest provides the perfect opportunity to come learn about our art classes through hands-on workshops with our visiting artists. You can come get a sneak peek into the class before you actually register,” said Lissa Corona, education director of Lux Art Institute. “Or you can just come with family and friends, hang out in our garden, look at art, create some art, eat and listen to music.”

Included at Fall Fest will be the opening of the Max Greis exhibition in the Artist Pavilion. While in residence at Lux, Greis will use footage he recorded on the train ride from New York to California to construct a detailed video landscape projected on top of hand-painted panels.

There will also be art demonstrations, a local art market, live music and food trucks in the Education Pavilion. Activities will be programmed more for families with young children in the morning and then for older kids and adults in the afternoon and evening. Visitors are encouraged to stop by for any or all of the events.

“Lux offers so many ways to connect with art and artists. We just want to keep our doors open to everyone who wants to come discover their own preferred way to connect,” said Reesey Shaw, director of the Lux Art Institute.

Admission to Fall Fest is free all day Sept. 12. For information, call 760-436-6611 or visit