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

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



A SIGNATURE CHRISTMAS: indoor artist market
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November 26 – December 20 Deadline to Enter: Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 4pm LAC presents its annual indoor Christmas Arts & Crafts show, open to all artists and artisans in any medium; photography, painting, jewelry, literary arts, crafts, woodworking, glasswork, pottery … Read More

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS January 7 – January 31  Deadline to Enter: Fri Dec 18, 2020, 4pm   Drop off your best 8×10″ printed photos in the categories of: Abstract, Weather, Architecture. Prizes in each category! No limit on the number of entries. $10 for members/$12 non-members … Read More

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Plexiglass Guards Around the Entire Visitor Services Desk Staff and Visitors All Must Wear Masks Hygiene Stations with Hand Sanitizer, Masks & Gloves Available Practicing of, and Signage Reminders for Social Distancing, Safe Pay and Wash Hands  Visitor Restrictions and Barrier Controls Increased Cleaning and … 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