We want to acknowledge the Traditional Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations, and of the Métis Nation, and we further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the Traditional Keepers of this Land.
Southampton Arts is the current iteration of two longstanding programs supporting cultural expression on the shores of Lake Huron, in Southampton, Ontario.
The Southampton Art School was founded in 1957 by Bert Henderson while a co operative Gallery was founded by Carol Cleary and Tanya Weichel in 1999. Together, the School and the Gallery have provided artist led learning opportunities and a venue for local artists to present their work for decades.
Today, Southampton Arts is proud to continue a legacy that included an advisory panel comprised of members of the Group of Seven while continuously seeking ways to serve as a catalyst for cultural expression and appreciation in Bruce County.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Southampton Arts is committed to a framework for change toward diversity and inclusion. We will continuously improve through an ongoing process of evaluation and change, based on research and self-reflection. An inclusive approach will be thoroughly integrated into the ongoing activities, operations and relationships of the organization. SA will make every effort to identify and remove barriers to inclusion. SA is committed to employment diversity with respect to all aspects of employment. SA will endeavour to ensure that the workplace, all policies, procedures and practices, are free of deliberate or unintentional (systemic) barriers so that no one is disadvantaged.
Southampton Arts is CLOSED for the month of January, 2022. We will reopen February 1st. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.
Located in Southampton’s historic Town Hall, steps from Lake Huron, Southampton Arts invites you to explore the Gallery and the work of both our Gallery Artists and our feature Guest Exhibitions.