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!
Redtail Cocktail Party and Silent Auction
Saturday May 30, 2020
This year the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre will be hosting our annual “Redtail Silent Auction and Cocktail Party”, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, 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.
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors "Supporting Arts Education in our Community"
Platinum Doug Tarry Homes
Platinum Kenny Insurance Brokers
Gold Aylmer Express
Silver Talbot Trail Physiotherapy
Silver Graham Scott Enns LLP
Silver Geerlinks Design Gallery Home Hardware
Silver Railway City Tourism
Silver OMAC Mortgages Mike Rogozynski
Bronze Locke Insurance
Port Stanley Festival Theatre
Annual Art Auction
Friday November 6, 2020
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