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.



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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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Sept 2 – Sept 27Deadline to Enter: Sun. Aug 23, 4pm  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 feats and flights through … Read More

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As the LAC re-opens the Art Supply Store and prepares to re-open the gallery in the future, many steps have been taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable shopping experience for visitors. These include: Plexiglass Guards are Installed Staff and Visitors All Must Wear … Read More

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JULY RED DOT SALE! 20% OFF Enjoy 20% OFF All Red Dot items in July! Plus NO TAX and LAC Members Get An Additional 10% OFF on top of all that, for a SAVINGS OF 43%! The LAC offers a wide variety of art … Read More

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