Welcome to the LAC


The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) is located in the heart of South Western Ontario’s beautiful uptown Leamington in one of the town’s many wonderful heritage buildings. The LAC is a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, and fully accessible facility which offers 4 exhibition spaces, education studio spaces, meeting space, a gift shop and art supply store.

The LAC was established as the South Essex Arts Association in 1971 as a charitable not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to creating and sustaining a celebration of the human spirit through the nurturing of the arts with our community.

The LAC is a community meeting space and hub for the arts and culture in Leamington and Essex County featuring up to 40 diverse exhibitions each year in its 4 exhibition spaces, a permanent collection, appraisal services, tours, facility rentals, artist markets and much more. 

Admission is always FREE! Donations Greatly Appreciated!


Visiting Hours 

Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Thursday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Friday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Saturday: 12pm – 4pm  

Sunday: 12pm – 4pm 


Nominate the LAC! 5th Annual Best of Windsor Essex Award
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NOMINATE THE LEAMINGTON ARTS CENTRE! What do you do for fun in Windsor Essex? Where are your favourite places to eat, drink & dine? Where do you shop in Windsor, Essex County & Pelee Island? We wanna know! Help Tourism Windsor … Read More

8×10: 2020 Amateur Photography Contest
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Opening Reception & Awards: Fri. Jan 17, 7-9pm   The LAC is proud to present the 8×10: 2020 amateur photo contest. This annual exhibit features striking photographs in 3 categories: 1) Nature & Wildlife 2) Hometown & Travel 3) Everything Else . With three prizes … Read More

CORKS & CANVAS: Wine & Paint Night
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Corks & Canvas: Wine & Paint Night Fri. February 14, 6:30pm Theme: Lorraine Christie Enjoy a paint night at the LAC! Corks and Canvas is an evening to “drink creatively” with your friends or significant other. $49/person or $89/couple. Includes … Read More

U20: members exhibit + sale
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February 5 – March 8 Deadline to Enter: Sun. Feb. 2, 2020, 5pm The 2019 annual members show and sale celebrates the strength, vitality, creativity and wealth of talent found within the Leamington Arts Centre (LAC)/ South Essex Arts Association (SEAA). … Read More

Art Supply Store + Market Place Cafe + Wine Bar