EXPERIENCE

Current Exhibitions

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 a wide range of local programming, the LAC is committed to facilitating access and stimulating the appreciation and understanding for visual arts and relevant cultural topics.

Upcoming Programs

Current Month

04jun(jun 4)11:00 am26jul(jul 26)5:00 pmFar Out Show 2024(June 4) 11:00 am - (July 26) 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

04jun(jun 4)11:00 am26jul(jul 26)5:00 pmS.H.E. is Healing: Sullen Evoy-Oozeer(June 4) 11:00 am - (July 26) 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

02jul(jul 2)11:00 am28(jul 28)5:00 pmImages of the Past: Photographs & Quilts to Mark Leamington's 150th Anniversary: Leamington & Mersea Historic Society11:00 am - 5:00 pm (28)(GMT+00:00)

20jul1:00 pm4:00 pmS.H.E. is Healing by Suellen Evoy-Oozeer Book Signing & Drumming Event1:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

20jul5:00 pm8:00 pmEn Plein Air Music Series: Common Ground5:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

21jul3:00 pm6:00 pmEn Plein Air Music Series: James Staley3:00 pm - 6:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

26jul5:00 pm5:00 pmMIXED: A Mixed Media Exhibit Submission Deadline5:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

26jul5:00 pm5:00 pmArts at the Marina: Exhibitor Registration Deadline5:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-11:00)

27jul(jul 27)10:00 am28(jul 28)4:00 pmArts at the Marina10:00 am - 4:00 pm (28)(GMT-11:00)

30jul(jul 30)10:00 am21sep(sep 21)5:00 pmGUARDING THE NEST: Douglas Bedard10:00 am - (September 21) 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

03aug5:00 pm8:00 pmEn Plein Air Music Series: Back 2 Back5:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

04aug3:00 pm6:00 pmEn Plein Air Music Series: Steve Bonnici3:00 pm - 6:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

09aug5:00 pm10:00 pmMill St. Market: August 95:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

12aug9:00 am11:00 amSummer Art Camp: Wild Things (Ages 4-8)9:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT+00:00)

12aug11:30 am1:30 pmSummer Art Camp: Cartoon Camp (Ages 9-14)11:30 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

17aug5:00 pm8:00 pmEn Plein Air Music Series: Joe Trocchi & Dino Urbano5:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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The Leamington Arts Centre acknowledges that this land is the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie Peoples and specifically, the traditional territory of the Caldwell First Nation. 

The Leamington Arts Centre  values the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations and all of the Original Peoples of Turtle Island – North America who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial.