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 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! Each purchase has NO TAX INCLUDED!   https://shop.leamingtonartscentre.com Are you an LAC Member? Members receive an additional 10% off*. Questions or concerns? … Read More

Call for Submissions: A Signature Christmas
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November 24 – December 19 FREE VISITOR ADMISSION 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 and more… Exhibit and … Read More

CORKS & CANVAS: Paint Night
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Friday October 22 @ 7pm. Corks & Canvas Paint Nights ARE BACK! 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 … 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