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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 – ‘Winters Day” by John Lightfoot
Paint Ontario is the premier show and sale of representational art in Ontario, providing a unique opportunity for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work and an unmatched opportunity for buyers to view and acquire it. Both paintings and sculptures are available for viewing and purchase.

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

After viewing the indoor galleries, patrons are invited to wander into the adjoining buildings and grounds of the Lambton Heritage Museum to view a truly impressive host of accompanying artist demonstrations, pop-up events and outdoor installations which will inspire artists and art appreciators alike. There are also interactive, fun activities designed to interest and intrigue people of all ages, making Paint Ontario a great destination for families.

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‚Äôs 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 in 2021, 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. This year, tulips will be for sale!

New to Paint Ontario last year our inaugural plein air event – ‘Perch n’ Paint”- was a success and so we’re doing it again, with quite a few new features based on great feedback from participants. This competition is open to anyone of all skill levels. There are prizes to be won and it’s just plain fun so join us! Click on the logo to the left for details.

Paint Ontario 2022

September 2 – 25, 2022

Our 26th Year!

Paint 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.