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The LAC is a not for profit registered charitable organization reliant on community support. Donations and gifts generously given help to support the many free community events, activities and educational programs we offer the community. Additionally the LAC is always FREE admission! Our community is brighter and more artful because of your support.
Ways to donate:
  • In person via cheque, debit, visa, mastercard or cash
  • Online via
  • In-Kind for goods or services
  • Works of art for our collection
  • Corporate sponsorship for events or exhibits (Arts @ the Marina, March Masquerade, Exhibits…)
  • Gallery Sponsorship Naming Rights (Have one of our gallery spaces named after a business or individual. Please inquire for more information.)

All monetary donations will promptly receive a charitable donation tax receipt for the full gift amount.

Donate Art

The SEAA/LAC’s collection is of great pride amongst its staff, members, and constituents. We take seriously our mission to enrich culture through the collection and preservation of art. Since its founding in 1971, the SEAA/LAC has acquired hundreds of works of art, collecting in the areas of Canadian and international historical and contemporary art. As well, the Gallery enjoys two specialized collections: The Henry Collection and Graydon Dyck.

The collection has been built both through donated gifts and considered purchases. Approximately 90% of Gallery acquisitions come from private donors—often dedicated collectors looking for a permanent home for their works where they will be appreciated, cared for, and put on display for others to enjoy. Artists also donate their work, such as Jeet Aulakh’s Namo Ek Yoge; 2010 oil on canvas. It is because of the generosity of these donors that the SEAA/LAC enjoys the position it holds as a collecting institution.

Thank you for your interest in donating art to the South Essex Arts Association/ Leamington Arts Centre. We receive many donation request each year, and while some of them are perfect for our Collection, others do not fit as well.

Please fill out the form found below to the best of your ability to help us in our evaluation. Return the form to the LAC with an image of the work. We will contact you shortly after we receive and review the information.


In 2018, Tony Paginton & Roswita Busskamp generously donated 9 works to the LAC permanent collection by Canadian Plein-Air Landscape Painter, George Paginton.