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 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.

Visiting Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm


Individuals – $2
Seniors – $1
LAC Members, Youth, Exhibiting Artists, Support Workers – FREE


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Instructor: Andrea Niven Two summer art programs for children & youth: July 11th – July 15 August 8 – August 12 Sessions will run for 2 hours each day with a morning option for children aged 4 – 8 and an … Read More

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The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC), in partnership with the Municipality of Leamington, the Uptown Leamington BIA, and the Bank Theatre is proud to present the Mill St. Market. The Mill St. Market is specially curated to serve delectable street food … Read More

WFCU PAINTING COMPETITION: call for submissions
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The WFCU Credit Union Painting Competition + Exhibit is an incredible opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to present their most accomplished works at the LAC for a chance to win cash prizes. The exhibit’s focus is to highlight … Read More

ART CLASSES: for kids & adults
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ADULT BEGINNERS ACRYLIC PAINTING: with Bear Foot Studio Instructor: Andrea Niven A series of beginner acrylic painting classes for adults of all ages.  2 sessions are hosted per month for September, October, November( 3 classes)  and December (1 class).  Classes … Read More