WELLNESS THROUGH ARTS PROGRAM

Ongoing Through 2018

The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) / South Essex Arts Association (SEAA) are proud to announce in partnership with the Leamington District Memorial Hospital (LDMH) the Wellness Through Arts Program. The first stage of this program can be viewed at the LDMH commencing Thursday, January 30th in the new Diagnostic Imaging Department on the lower level. As the program expands, it will embrace and transform a variety of additional spaces within the hospital. Interested Artists, please contact the LAC. The Wellness Through Arts Program at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital is dedicated to the well-being of patients, families, caregivers and the community. The program’s aim is to integrate the creative arts and aesthetics into the healing spaces within the hospital by reducing stress and promoting calming environments that replace anxiety with hope and holistic well-being. The program is made possible through the support of local artists, the Leamington District Memorial Hospital and the Leamington Arts Centre/ South Essex Arts Association. We welcome you to share in the spaces, to enjoy the beauty and serenity it may bring to you and your loved ones.

MESH: Artist Network Meetings
Fri Jan 20, 12-1:30pm

Creative people, coming together.

Discussion led by: Vanguard: Windsor-Essex Youth Arts Collective
Topic: Community & Youth Engagement

The Leamington Arts Centre presents free Artist Networking Meetings aimed at supporting the personal and professional development of artists in the Windsor-Essex and Pelee Island Region. Held every three months, these networking sessions will connect artists and arts enthusiasts in the area to collaborate, discuss, learn and support one another. This is a great chance to meet like-minded arts people and creative professionals, like you! Led by a moderator, artists will discuss prepared topics as themes or starting points for discussion to engage in open dialogue about their respective practices and experiences. No need to register, just drop in! (Although RSVP’s appreciated)

 
CORKS & CANVAS: Wine & Paint Night 
 

Fri Feb 9, 7pm

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 wine, all art supplies (paints, brushes, canvas) and guided instruction. Contact the LAC to purchase your tickets.. Generously Sponsored by the Leamington BIA, Aleksander Estate Winery.

 
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MARCH MASQUERADE
5th Annual Fundraising Party
Fri March 23, 7-11pm
 
Enjoy a UNIQUE and EXCITING evening with your significant other, or a ladies night out on Fri March 23, 7-11pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Each ticket Includes: event entry, one unique masquerade mask of your choice, one complimentary wine ticket, hors d ‘oeuvres, live music, guest photogrpahy, games and prizes. Extra activities include: Tarot & Palm Analysis, silent auction, cash wine bar and more! Visitors will also enjoy the 4 exhibits on display, as well as the Signature Gift Shop. DON’T WAIT, GET YOUR TICKETS in person at the gallery or at online NOW! Casual Dress Attire. All proceeds from this event will help to support the South Essex Arts Association/Leamington Arts Centre.
 
 
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tues April 10, 6:30pm
 
Guest Speaker: Caroyn Rourke, President, Windsor Endowment for the Arts. Learn about $29,000 in arts grants offered bi-annually.  All Welcome. Seeking new board members, please contact us if you are interested in sharing your time, energy and passion for the arts  with us.
 
CORKS & CANVAS: Wine & Paint Night

Fri May 18, 7pm

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 wine, all art supplies (paints, brushes, canvas) and guided instruction. Contact the LAC to purchase your tickets.. Generously Sponsored by the Leamington BIA, Aleksander Estate Winery.

 
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A1 CHINESE FUNDRAISER FOR THE LAC

Mon June 4, 11am – 9pm

Please join us on Monday June 4 between 11am and 9pm for lunch or dinner at the A1 Chinese Restaurant at 321 Erie Street South, Leamington. Let your server know you are there to support us and 55% of your bill will go directly to the SEAA/LAC. We are a not for profit charitable organization reliant on community support. Hope to see you there!

ARTS @ THE MARINA 

Sat June 30 & Sun July 1, 10am – 5pm

Bring the whole family out to enjoy a wide variety of artwork and entertainment at Leamington’s beautiful waterfront. With dozens of artists displaying unique and creative pieces spread out across the park grounds. Come for a stroll to see new interesting local and area wide artist works.
 
CHILDREN’S ART ACTIVITIES! LIVE MUSIC and FOOD!
FREE ADMISSION! Donations greatly appreciated.
GILLIAN’S FUNDRAISER FOR THE LAC
Tues, Sept 18 11am-10pm
 
Please join us on Monday April 10th between 11am and 10pm for lunch or dinner at the Gilligan’s Neighbourhood Pub, 26 Erie St. North, Leamington. Let your server know you are there to support us and a portion of your bill will go directly to the SEAA/LAC. We are a not for profit charitable organization reliant on community support. Hope to see you there
Art in the Parkette Poster Final
Art in the Parkette

Fri, Sept 28 5-9pm

In conjunction with Culture Days, the LAC, the uptown BIA, and the municipality of Leamington proudly present: Art in the Parkette. Display and sell your Arts & Crafts in uptown Leamington just steps off the sidewalk and directly next door to the gallery! Art in the Parkette is an under the stars artists market, open to all types of artists and artisans. The LAC will also be holding opening receptions with food, refreshments, and a wine bar directly inside the gallery.

CORKS & CANVAS: Wine & Paint Night

Fri, Oct 19 7pm

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 wine, all art supplies (paints, brushes, canvas) and guided instruction. Contact the LAC to purchase your tickets.. Generously Sponsored by the Leamington BIA, Aleksander Estate Winery.

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A SIGNATURE CHRISTMAS: indoor artists market

Nov 27 – Dec 22, Opening Reception Fri Dec 7, 4-7pm

LAC presents its annual indoor Christmas Arts & Crafts show. Open to all artists and artisans in any medium; photography, painting, jewelry, literary arts, crafts and more… Exhibit and sell your work directly inside our beautiful galleries during this month long “gift shop” style exhibition with a warm Christmas setting. FREE Visitor Admission!
HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Sat Nov 24, 3-9pm

Details coming soon.