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

Open for In-Person Visitation

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm


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Now back open to the public for in-person shopping + visitation! Lots of new inventory in stock and new exhibits are on now! info@leamingtonartscentre.com / 519-326-2711 Wed – Fri 9-5pm / Sat & Sun 10-4pm

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The Art Supply Store and Market Place are open longer this summer to serve you! Shop in-person Wed – Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat + Sun 10am tp 4pm. The LAC gallery portion remains closed to in-person visitation due to … Read More

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The WFCU Credit Union Painting Competition + Exhibit is an incredible opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to present their most accomplished works at the LAC for a chance to win cash prizes. The exhibit’s focus is highlighting and … Read More

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Now booking for 2022, 4 exhibit space, many opportunities, contact us today! LAC Forms LAC Solo Exhibition Submission Form 2020  LAC Floor Plans  Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Program for: Individuals Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists … Read More