Gallery. Studio. Workshop. Display Area. Museum. Boutique & Gift Shop. Gathering Place. All of these describe the Lux Center for the Arts. And that is exactly how they like it!
We first discovered the Lux Center as a part of Lincoln’s “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” program. We have attended a family event or two as well, and I wish that we made it back there even more often, as they present so many great family events.
According to Christine Hunt who happens to be the Community Director of Involvement, the heart of the Lux Center for the Arts is just that: community. They want the community to come inside to see their changing exhibitions. Even more, they want families and individuals to be a part of creating their own art through workshops and classes. Beyond this, the Lux Center staff go outside the building to provide outreach to those who cannot attend classes. To the shut-ins, elderly or even incarcerated patrons, they want to give the gift of art. So, some of the artists bring a studio to those who cannot travel to one.
Children’s Classes and family adventures are available, as well as summer camps. Including date nights and “girls night out,” class opportunities abound for adults as well. Pottery, jewelry making, painting, drawing: you name the artistic medium, and you may very well find it at Lux Center for the Arts. Tomorrow I plan on telling you all about a special celebration that is happening there this week-end, as well as one of their current exhibits that has to do with Nebraska.