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The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is an incorporated non-profit, charitable organization with the objective to encourage and promote an appreciation for, and support the practice of the visual arts in St. Thomas, Elgin County and surrounding area.  This has been accomplished in three predominate ways since the Art Centre's establishment in 1969: a permanent art collection that consists of over 1500 works, 16 exhibitions annually, that feature the work of local, regional, national and international artists, and ongoing educational programs for both adults and children.

Essential to the success of any organization is the ongoing cooperation of its supporters. The   St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre wishes to gratefully thank the City of St. Thomas, the County of Elgin, its’ membership, donors, and sponsors for their support.


Spring Classes and Workshops for Children and Teens

Did you know? Art plays a central role in cognitive, motor, language, and social-emotional development.



Spring Classes and Workshops for Adults

New programs! 


Redtail Cocktail Party and Silent Auction

Saturday May 28, 2016 4:00-7:30pm

In the club house of the beautiful and exclusive Redtail Golf Course

Tickets are very limited $100 and will be available April 5, 2016 more...

For ticket information contact or 519-631-4040

For sponsorship opportunities more...


Colour Theory - Selections from the Permanent Collection

May 7 to June 11, 2016



Great Beginnings Secondary

April 2 to April 30, 2016



Aidan Urquhart - New Canadian Cabins

June 18 to July 30, 2016



Cliff Kearns

August 6 to September 17, 2016



In View of the Artist - Annual Juried Exhibtion

September 24 to October 22, 2016

for information and application contact


the graphic novel project

Over this past winter, children between the ages of 8 and 12 from our community got together at both the Art Centre and the library to participate in "the graphic novel project".  They spent the day with a graphic novelist, attended multiple workshops to learn about illustrating and writing and set about creating their own books.  Their completed works will be on display at the Art Centre from April 16-30, 2016.

Education Programs
Children's Programs
Adult's Programs
Permanent Collection
Facility Rentals
Birthday Parties
INSPIRE a student
Fall Art Auction 2016
Annual Giving
Clark McDougall Scholarship
Art Gallery Foundation