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Paint Ontario 2022 Coming September 2nd to 25th at the Lambton Heritage Museum in a newly renovated space!

Our 2021 show was a great success with almost $100K in sales and almost 3000 visitors! To see more details please visit or visit our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts! @paintontario

2021 Grand Prize winner – ‘Winter’s Day” by John Lightfoot
Paint Ontario is the premier show and sale of representational art in Ontario, featuring over 200 original paintings and sculptures by some 100 artists, selected from almost 700 submissions. The show provides a unique opportunity for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work and an unmatched opportunity for buyers to view and acquire it. This year, for the first time, sculpture will be featured and add a new dimension to the visitors’ art experience.

The 25th anniversary show at the Lambton Heritage Museum was a live, in-person show – not a virtual event. Paint Ontario typically attracts nearly 3000 visitors annually.  

After viewing the indoor galleries, patrons were invited to wander into the adjoining buildings and grounds of the Lambton Heritage Museum to view a truly impressive host of accompanying new features. Artist demonstrations, pop-up events and outdoor installations which inspired artists and art appreciators alike. There were also interactive, fun activities designed to interest and intrigue people of all ages, making Paint Ontario a great destination for families. Outdoor art installations included an award winning psychedelic piano, previously displayed at a Toronto festival and a pottery garden created by area schools, LTC homes and day centres, and community volunteers. Music was feature throughout the show.

The show is organized by the Grand Bend Art Centre (GBAC), a charitable community group. “Our mission is to inspire creativity in the community” says GBAC Executive Director Teresa Marie Phillips. “Monies raised in sales commissions go straight back into cultural development within the community,” adds GBAC President Nette Pachlarz. A team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers takes the show through every stage of production, from conception to fruition.

Whether you are a regular Paint Ontario visitor or have never attended previously, Paint Ontario’s 25th Anniversary Art Show and Sale is an annual event you won’t want to miss. See you in September 2022!

To help celebrate 25 years of Paint Ontario, the Pottery Program of the Grand Bend Youth Art Centre constructed a pottery Spring Tulip Garden. The colourful exhibition of hand painted tulips was on display at the Lambton County Museum during Paint Ontario.

New to Paint Ontario this year was our inaugural plein air event – ‘Perch n’ Paint”. This competition was open to anyone of all skill levels and attracted over twenty participants, whose finished work were then displayed for viewing and sale at the show.

Paint Ontario 2021

September 3 – 26, 2021

Our 25th Anniversary!

The Faces and Places of Ontario
at the Lambton Heritage Museum
A production of the Grand Bend Art Centre
Supporting  Art Education, Culture and Artists in the Grand Bend Area.

4 Responses

  1. Janice Cuckovic

    Hi Jakob! Please subscribe to our email list by clicking on the ‘About Us’ link in the menu above. Thanks so much for your interest!

  2. Heather Swenson

    If the ban on large groups is not lifted, would you consider posting the paintings

  3. Janice Cuckovic

    Hi Heather, the paintings are online for viewing, but not purchase, if you go to the Paint Ontario website. We are still planning on having a physical show as soon as restrictions are lifted.