The Public Art Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to promote the appreciation for and support the practice of the visual arts in St. Thomas and Elgin County; with our doors closed and our programs cancelled we are already seeing the effects. If you are in a position to do so, you can help to support STEPAC the following ways, every bit helps!
The doors to our building may be closed, but please enjoy our online exhibitions and new artists biographies, online publications, and resources, sign up for the newletter, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and subscribe on YouTube.
In 2019, the Public Art Centre celebrated its' 50th Anniversary, our successes have been put on hold for awhile. Our Redtail Cocktail Party and Silent Auction has been postponed and we will be working with Redtail to bring you the safest way for us to get together. Thank you to our sponsors for their ongoing support!
Our school tour program combines educational exhibition tours with hands-on art activities for students of all ages. Our exhibition tours allow students to engage with art by artists from our community and beyond. The group discussions in these tours provide students with a shared learning experience while exercising creative and critical thinking. The hands-on art activities provide a fun, creative extension to the students’ learning experience, while helping them develop specific artistic skills and visual literacy. The Art Center’s diversity of exhibitions and educational programs support various disciplines in the Ontario Education Curriculum. We strive to create meaningful experiences for students and teachers.
Guided visits are led by the Art Centre’s Program Director and practicing artists. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.
To book your students please contact Sherri Howard, Program Director email