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, 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 

CLOSED: Due to COVID-19 until April 6

Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Thursday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Friday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Saturday: 12pm – 4pm  

Sunday: 12pm – 4pm 


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Visitor Services & Gallery Attendant  The Visitor Services & Gallery Attendant (VSGA) is entrusted with effective customer service and cheerful reception at the gallery as well as facility appearances and cleanliness. The VSGA accurately performs, point of sale transactions, clerical … Read More

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April 8 – May 3 Deadline to Enter: Sunday, April 5, 4PM The LAC presents the 22nd Annual Juried Student Art Show featuring works by Secondary Students from across Essex County. Categories include: Painting, Drawing, 3D & Sculpture, Photography, Video & … Read More

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May 6- May 31 Deadline to Enter: Sun. May 3, 4pm 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 … Read More

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Monday, May 4, 11am – 10pm Please join us  for lunch or dinner at Crave Family Grill & Pub, 26 Erie St. North, Leamington. Let your server know you are there to support us and a portion of your bill will … Read More

Art Supply Store