[heading]photos by Soul of Photography[/heading]

The ninth annual Lux After Dark gala was held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the estate of prominent art collector Linda Brandes. Guests gathered to enjoy a beautiful evening of food, friends and fundraising to support the education and exhibition programs at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey and his team from Campine Catering delighted taste buds, while rockers Left4Dead kept people moving on the dance floor. Lux Board President Wally Dieckmann was honored for his years of dedication to the organization, which is looking forward to continued success with the opening of its new Education Pavilion in January. Save the date for Oct. 4, 2014 for the next Lux After Dark, and visit www.LuxArtInstitute.org for information on other exiting events happening at Lux.