Welcome to the LAC


The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) is a public, not-for-profit arts centre with a focus on exhibiting visual arts and developing arts and culture programming.

The LAC was established as the South Essex Arts Association in 1971 with the mandate to create, sustain and celebrate the arts. Over the years, the LAC has developed into a cultural pillar for uptown Leamington and a regional arts and culture destination. Supported by the Municipality of Leamington, donors and its members, the LAC is a 10,000 square foot facility comprising of four exhibition spaces, a market place artist market, café and wine bar, an art supply store, an education studio and meeting spaces.

The LAC is an award winning organization known for its wide range of activities, and emphasis on community and local programming alongside ancillary events. The LAC presents a changing calendar of up to 40 diverse exhibitions each year and is home to the notable Henry collection and the LAC permanent collection, collectively comprising of over 600 Canadian, international, historical, and contemporary works of art.

Distinguished for offering complimentary visitor admission and programming, the LAC is committed to facilitating access and stimulating the appreciation and understanding for visual arts and relevant cultural topics. 

Visiting Hours

Due to the Provincial shut down, visitation is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10am – 4:30pm
Friday 10am – 4:30pm
Saturday 12pm – 4pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm



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UP TO 33% OFF ART SUPPLIES! Place an eMail or Phone Order and Get 10% OFF. Plus, Members Take Another 10% OFF. Plus… NO TAX!! Check out Facebook page for post of photos of items, or call or email to … Read More

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Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, April 14, 6pm See our year in review, current members vote for the board of directors. Microsoft Teams meeting – Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Learn More| Meeting options

ARTS @ THE MARINA: in the gallery
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May 6 – May 30 Deadline to Enter: Sun April 25, 4pm This year, due to COVID-19, the LAC presents its annual Arts @ the Marina arts & crafts show, only it’s INDOORS and for a MONTH! Open to all … Read More

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Now booking for 2021, 4 exhibit space, many opportunities LAC Forms LAC Solo Exhibition Submission Form 2020  LAC Artist Agreement 2019 LAC Artist Exhibition Preparation LAC Exhibit Timeline LAC Artwork Inventory Form LAC Floor Plans  Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Program for: Individuals … Read More

Art Supply Store