Paint Ontario 2020 is still coming! Yes, the show will still go on, with some modifications.

*NOTIFICATION* As of 3pm Monday, this is the status of the show: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following the guidance of Lambton Public Health, the Lambton Heritage Museum is closing effective Tuesday, March 17. If you have accepted artwork please refrain from delivering it to the museum until further notice, likewise if you need to pick up declined work. The show opening is postponed until we hear that it may safely proceed. Please read the full statement from our Board of Directors HERE

On March 28th the doors will open on the 24th annual Paint Ontario Art Show and Sale at the Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend. Last year’s show saw artists awarded over $7,000 in prizes. The show attracted a record number of visitors from all over Southern Ontario and beyond and generated record sales as well. We’re looking to 2020 to be even bigger and better!

The scope of Paint Ontario is enormous. Over 200 original works fill the exhibition hall to capacity and bring to life the beauty, character and diversity of Ontario. Introduced in 2018 and now a permanent feature,  the  ‘Faces of Ontario’ portraiture showcase adds a great dimension to the show. Paint Ontario makes purchasing an original piece of art accessible to all!

For visitors, art comes to life with live demonstrations by international, national and local artists. Our 2020 show will feature even more of these very popular demonstrations. There are workshops and talks for artists as well. We are adding some special events in 2020: the Pints & Palettes night and An Evening with John Rowlands – photographer of rock royalty. We have some fun drop in ‘hands on’ art activities at both the art centre and the museum. Also new this year, Bijan Art Studio will have art materials available for sale.


*NOTIFICATION* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following the guidance of Lambton Public Health, this opening gala event has been cancelled. Please check back as information will be updated. Thank you for your understanding.

Opening Night Gala March 27

4 – 9pm at the museum

The Board of the GBAC looks forward to welcoming you to the Opening Gala on Friday, March 27 and invites you to be a “Paint Ontario Ambassador” by bringing your friends from outside the local area to share in the wonder and joy that visitors experience at the Gala and throughout the show’s three week run. 


Thanks to local area restaurants and hotels for offering special menus and rates for show visitors.

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Local Happenings during Paint Ontario:

All acoustic shows – Hayden Mellon (Forest) soft rock/alternative – Chris Young (London) soft rock/country April 10 Graham Bedard (Clinton) does country/acoustic covers