Welcome to the LAC


The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) is located in the heart of South Western Ontario’s beautiful uptown Leamington in one of the town’s many wonderful heritage buildings. The LAC is a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, and fully accessible facility which offers 4 exhibition spaces, education studio spaces, meeting space, a gift shop and art supply store.

The LAC was established as the South Essex Arts Association in 1971 as a charitable not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to creating and sustaining a celebration of the human spirit through the nurturing of the arts with our community.

The LAC is a community meeting space and hub for the arts and culture in Leamington and Essex County featuring up to 40 diverse exhibitions each year in its 4 exhibition spaces, a permanent collection, appraisal services, tours, facility rentals, artist markets and much more. 

Admission is always FREE! Donations Greatly Appreciated!


Visiting Hours 

Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Thursday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Friday: 10am – 4:30pm 

Saturday: 12pm – 4pm  

Sunday: 12pm – 4pm 


CORKS & CANVAS: Wine & Paint Night
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Corks & Canvas: Wine & Paint Night Fri. February 14, 6:30pm Theme: Lorraine Christie Enjoy a paint night at the LAC! Corks and Canvas is an evening to “drink creatively” with your friends or significant other. $49/person or $89/couple. Includes … Read More

Call for Submission: JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW: 22nd Annual
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April 8 – May 3 Deadline to Enter: Sunday, April 5, 4PM The LAC presents the 22nd Annual Juried Student Art Show featuring works by Secondary Students from across Essex County. Categories include: Painting, Drawing, 3D & Sculpture, Photography, Video & … Read More

Call for Submissions: FLOCK FEST
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FLOCK FEST: 6th Annual  May 6 – May 31 Deadline to Enter: Sunday, May 3, 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 … Read More

Art Supply Store + Market Place Cafe + Wine Bar