The Face It! Performance Art Installation is a 45-minute outdoor theatre experience coupled with an open visual art exhibit.

The Face It! Performance Art Installation is a modern theatre experience not only inviting the audience to watch but to immerse themselves into our world. Providing a chance to gather in nature and storytell through a different lens. This event gives the audience a unique opportunity to explore the stage for themselves after the performance. As the set exhibits the visual art of Laura Woermke.

Our story focuses on the innate relationship between nature and how that translates to our adolescent growth. Exploring themes of forest mythology, coming of age, and urbanization. This performance has been devised by 7 youthful artists. Each artist brings a unique passion to this art installation from writing the storyline, choreography, creating musical beats, performing as mystical creatures and curating visual art for all to enjoy.

This is a BRING YOUR OWN SEATING event. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended.

Open viewing of installation runs 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm.


Waterworks Park

2 South Edgeware Road

South Pavillion

St. Thomas, ON N5P 2G8

Showtimes: July 18th 6 pm https://faceitinstallation1.eventbrite.com 8 pm https://faceitinstallation2.eventbrite.com/ July 19th 6 pm https://faceitinstallation3.eventbrite.com/ 8 pm https://faceitinstallation4.eventbrite.com/

After Dark: Art Centre Edition

Featuring live music from The Pairs and Iam Chadney

Doors open at 6pm

Music starts at 7pm

Ticket price includes entry and appetizers.  This is a licensed event.The Parisian salon of the 19th Century is coming to St. Thomas for an exclusive and intimate evening with the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre.

For Tickets click here

Annual Art Auction

Friday November 1, 2019


Support the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre by participating in our Annual Fall Art Auction.  This year's selection of art works is better than ever with a mixture of returning and new artists.  This exciting evening features live and silent auctions of original art.  There will be an abundance of delicious hors d'oeuvres.  It is a must-attend event with tickets going fast!  The limited number of tickets will go on sale in early September.  We encourage you to come and support the biggest fundraiser of the year for the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre.  You won't be disappointed!

For Sponsorship opportunities please contact Laura Woermke 519 631-4040

Redtail Cocktail Party and Silent Auction

Saturday May 25, 2019

This year the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre will be hosting our annual “Redtail Silent Auction and Cocktail Party”, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:30pm, in the club house of the beautiful and exclusive Redtail Golf Course. As our major signature event, the funds raised during the afternoon go to support our education programming and exhibitions throughout the year.
Every year, the Public Art Centre relies on the support of its’ members, donors, and community members to continue to realize our mission of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts through countless exhibitions of historical and contemporary artwork, bringing art education and access to thousands of children and adults in St. Thomas and Elgin County and through maintaining a quality permanent collection.
The St. Thomas - Elgin Public Art Centre's art educational programs offer in-depth encounters with visual literacy and contemporary culture and are offered free to children from JK to grade 12. They discover new ways to perceive and express their senses. They gain valuable skills in visual literacy and artistic creation and are encouraged to be curious, active, critical, creative and engaged. Many of the students participating are attending the Art Centre for the first time and discovering that art is for all of us.