ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE:  2018 Amateur Photo Contest

The LAC is proud to present its 2018 Anything’s Possible amateur photo contest. This annual exhibit features striking photographs in 3 categories: Parts & Pieces, Insects & Animals, Rain or Shine. With three prizes in each category, plus a People’s Choice Award, its certain to delight and prove that Anything IS Possible!

Sponsored by: Speedprint & Framing by Anna

Deadline to Enter: Sat Dec 9, 5pm SHARP!

Entry Form:2018 Anthings Possible Amateur Photo Contest Entry Form


KEEP CALM & COLOUR ON: group exhibit

Colouring isn’t just for kids! Recent trends and research show that colouring can help to alleviate stress, promote wellness, calmness and focus while stimulating brain areas related to motor skills, senses and creativity. So put down your pen and highlighter, leave work aside and pick up a crayon or marker; enter your fav coloured page or entire colouring book! This is an all ages show!

Deadline to Enter: TBA

Entry Form:




BUILD: an exhibition built by you

This is an exhibition where creativity comes together, literally! We all grew up playing with toy building blocks and model sets and today they are bigger than ever. from kids to adults everyone still enjoys building. Enter your favorite BUILD today! Lego, Magformers, Mega Bloks, K’Nex, Constructs, Lincoln Logs, Lite Brix, Meccano, Erector Sets, Scale Models, Popsicle Sticks…

Deadline to Enter: January 27, 4pm

Entry Form:




BREAKING BARRIERS: group exhibit

The Breaking Barriers exhibition’s focus is to create an understanding of lived experiences. The exhibition seeks to highlight resilience and resourcefulness in coping with barriers. A barrier can be anything that one must overcome to reach a goal, even if the goal is simply to survive. Breaking Barriers is an exhibition for creative expression that empowers, builds awareness, and facilitates partnerships and collaborations.  Sponsored by: Art Indeed & Aleksander Estate Winery.

Deadline to Enter: Sat February 24, 4pm

Entry Form:



JSAS Flyer 2017 8x11



The LAC presents the 20th Annual Juried Student Art Show featuring works by Secondary Students from across Essex County. Categories include: Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Media and Film.

$1200 IN CASH PRIZES will be awarded in EACH Category with a People’s Choice Award at the end of the month. Also, as a part of this event, a $100 “Future Artist” Award will be granted to the graduating student who showcases the most artistic potential.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Leamington & the Kiwanis Club

Deadline to Enter: Sat March 31, 4pm

Entry Form:


Craft Fair in the gallery



Opening Reception: Fri May 4, 7-9pm

The LAC presents its new spring craft show in the gallery featuring a variety of local and handmade jewelry, pottery, candles, metal crafts, furniture, home décor, glassware, mixed media, needlework, paper crafts, scrapbooking, leatherwork & more!

Deadline to Enter: Sat April 28, 4pm

Entry Form:



U17 Members Show Poster 24x36 LR


U18: 2018 SEAA/LAC Members Show & Sale

Opening Reception: Fri June 2, 7-9pm

The 2017 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). Each year, the diverse and outstanding works by our members creates an exciting and engaging exhibition whereby artists are able to showcase, share and sell their work.
The exhibition creates a platform for artists to network with peers to develop their skills and experiences.
Deadline to Enter: Sat May 26, 4pm
Entry Form:
Far Out Show Poster 24X36 2017 LR


FAR OUT SHOW: group show

his exhibition’s focus is to highlight and showcase those offbeat, avant-guard, radical and/or extreme works of art that make us all think outside the box and push the limits of expressionism in contemporary art.
Deadline to Enter: Sat Oct 27, 4pm
Entry Form:
A Signature Christmas Poster 2016





 LAC presents its annual indoor Christmas Arts & Crafts show. Featuring artists and artisans in a variety of mediums; photography, painting, jewelry, literary arts, crafts and more… This beautiful month long “gift shop” style exhibition has many great deals so come enjoy the works in a warm Christmas setting.

Deadline to Enter: Sat Nov 24, 4pm

Entry Form:





Solo Exhibition Submissions

The LAC is a 9,000 sqaure foot state of the art facility. Our 3 large galleries offer 250 linear feet of continuous wall space and 2000 sq/ft of floor space for a perfect setting for exhibitions and many other community based events and receptions. Our building situated in the heart of downtown Leamington at 72 Talbot Street West offers three floors of galleries, meeting rooms, workshop and studio space, plus, its fully accessible!

LAC forms: (update to 2018 forms asap)

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance
Program for: Individuals
Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.
Grant decisions are made through third-party recommenders (public art galleries, artist-run centres and arts service organizations) throughout the province. Artists must apply directly to a recommender located in the zone in which they live. Approved applications are forwarded to OAC by the recommender once the decision to award a grant has been made.
Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists and media artists who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition. Exhibitions in Ontario, in other Canadian provinces and in international locations are all eligible.
Deadline: Recommenders establish their own application deadlines for Exhibition Assistance, or may decide to accept applications on an ongoing basis. Please refer to Recommender Deadlines and Contacts (below) for further information.
More information, Application Forms and Guidelines:

Special Occasions Permit
An SOP is required if you are planning to sell or serve alcohol at special occasions, such as weddings, charity fundraisers and receptions. An SOP is needed any time alcohol is offered for sale or served anywhere other than in a licensed establishment or a private place.
Permit applications must be submitted to an LCBO SOP service store at least 30 days before the event takes place, except for Private Events which require a minimum of 10 days notice.
Special Occasions Permit Guidelines and Application: