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!



Monday: Closed 

Tues – Fri : 10:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED


NEW 2020 HOURS! 

Monday: CLOSED 

Tuesday: CLOSED 

Wed – Fri: 10am-4:30pm 

Saturday: 12pm – 4pm  

Sunday: 12pm – 4pm 


8×10: 2020 Amateur Photography Contest
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January 2 – February 1 Deadline to Enter: Fri. Dec. 13, 2019, 4pm   Drop off your best 8×10″ printed photos in the categories of: Nature & Wildlife, Hometown & Travel, Everything Else. Prizes in each category! No limit on the number of entries. $10 for members/$12 … Read More

Corks & Canvas: Wine & Paint Night
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Corks & Canvas: Wine & Paint Night Fri December 13, 6:30pm Theme: Lawren Harris Winter Scenes 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 … Read More

U20: members exhibit + sale
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February 5 – March 8 Deadline to Enter: Fri. Jan 17, 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