The community is invited to experience Lux After Dark, a unique event under the stars – an evening of fun, friends and festive food. The annual event, that benefits the Education and Exhibition programs of Lux Art Institute, takes place this year on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. Art Collector and Lux Board Vice President Linda Brandes has graciously opened up her home in Rancho Santa Fe as the luminous host to the event.

This delightful evening will feature Baja Mediterranean cuisine, live music, dancing and both silent and live auctions featuring exclusive artwork, getaways and more. Guests will enjoy tours of ‘Linda’s Personal Collection’ while making a difference for the community.

IMG_8531Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful. “At Lux, you don’t just see finished works of art; you see the artistic process firsthand, engaging with internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment. We educate and engage the community to foster an appreciation of the living artist and creative process,” shared Patricia Hurley, Curatorial Assistant at Lux.

Be sure to mark your calendars as you won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience an elegant evening that will support your local arts community. To learn more about programs at Lux Art Institute, visit



– Lisa Brandes


– Mike Kiley,
The Chamberlain Group


– Chelsea Investment Corp
– Wally and Linda Dieckmann
– Ray and Gina Ellis
– Wells Fargo
– Reesey and David Shaw
– Pam and Phil Palisoul
– Andy Schreck,
Suffolk Construction Company
– Four Graces Winery and Stone Brewery