About 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 three floors of galleries, meeting rooms, and studio spaces.

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 meeting place and hub for the arts in Leamington and Essex County offering up to 40 exhibitions each year, artist markets, arts and crafts shows, film nights, educational arts programs and more.

Registered Charitable Not For Profit Organization No. 11915 7543 RR 0001

Mission Statement

The South Essex Arts Association is dedicated to creating and sustaining a celebration of the human spirit through the nurturing of the arts within our community.

Values/Vision Statement

The South Essex Arts Association, in partnership with the various art mediums and other disciplines within the arts culture, promotes, fosters and stimulates the appreciation of the arts.

Through artistic events and exhibitions with a special focus on the work of local artisans, SEAA assists in preserving all forms of art within the community.

Cultural Access Pass (CAP) Service Provider

The Cultural Access Pass (CAP) offers new citizens the opportunity to enjoy the Canadian cultural experience through complimentary access to more than 600 participating attractions, galleries, museums and discovery Canada. The program encourages new citizens to curate their own Canadian experience in their first year of citizenship, opening doors to Canadian culture with the intent of generating a sense of belonging and engagement in their communities, and in Canada as a whole. For CAP’s participating attractions, the program.

The LAC is proud to be a CAP service provider who both, grants and accepts CAP memberships to new immigrants.

More Information on CAP: www.icc-icc.ca


Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)

The LAC is a proud member of the OAAG offering reciprocal benefits to over 80 institutions with your LAC membership card.

More Information on OAAG: www.oaag.org