Previously known as University Place Art Center, LUX Center for the Arts was organized in 1977 to provide a cultural focal point for the University Place neighborhood. In 1987, the center moved to its current location, the old University Place city hall located at the corner of N. 48th Street and Baldwin. . Benefactor, artist, and arts educator Gladys M. Lux purchased and donated the building for arts education purposes. In 2000, the center purchased an adjacent building and created classrooms and studios to improve its ability to offer quality programs.
We honored Gladys Lux by renaming the center to reflect her generosity. Now, with help from public and private funding, the LUX Center offers a broad range of art appreciation and educational opportunities for people in Lincoln and surrounding areas.