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

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm


NEW ONLINE Art Supply Shop
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THE LAC Art Supply Shop is now ONLINE! Shop from the comfort of home then pick-up your items at your convenience! Save with NO Tax on all items, every day, plus many other sales and discounts.  Are you an LAC … Read More

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ART SUPPLY CHRISTMAS SALESpend More/Save MoreNovember 19 – December 23 Shop online using discount codes at checkout!10OFF = 10% off of $50+15OFF = 15% off of $100+20OFF = 20% off of $150+25OFF = 25% off of $200+ LAC Members receive an additional 10% OFF … Read More

Call for Submissions: 8×10 Amateur Photo Contest
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January 5 – January 30Submission Deadline: Sun, Dec 19, 2021, 4pm Drop off your best 8×10 printed photos in the categories of : Colour, Black & White, Digitally Enhanced. Prizes in each category! No limit on the number of entries. $12/entry; … Read More

Corks & Canvas Paint Night
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Friday Dec 17th @ 7pm Enjoy a paint night at the LAC! Corks and Canvas is an evening to “drink creatively” with your friends or significant other. $55/person or $50 per person for groups of 3 or more. Includes drink … Read More