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

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



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WFCU CREDIT UNION: painting competition + exhibit September 2 – September 27 Entry Deadline: Sun Aug 16, 4pm The WFCU Credit Union Painting Competition + Exhibit is an incredible opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to present their most accomplished … Read More

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SHIFT: 6th Annual Flock Fest (virtual exhibition) August 2020Deadline to Enter: Fri July 31  The 6th Annual Flock Fest is an annual arts event that brings the community together to embrace the arts. The exhibit features inspirational artwork that highlights artist’s … Read More

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GALLERY, MARKETPLACE, ART SUPPLY STORE VISIT + SHOP SAFE As the LAC re-opens many steps have been taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable visitor experience at the LAC, which includes: Plexiglass Guards around the Entire Visitor Services Desk Staff and Visitors All Must … Read More

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SAVE 13% WITH NO TAX! AND MEMBERS GET AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF The LAC offers a wide variety of art supplies to support local artists!  Name brands such as Golden, Amsterdam, Lukas, Primsmacolor, Canson, Micron, Finetec, Prismacolor, Koi, Das, Bruynzeel, … Read More

Art Supply Store