About the ACLD

Art is Here!

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District (ACLD) & the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery (LAG) are the most comprehensive visual arts organization in Ladysmith!  Our goal is to bring together artists & arts lovers of all styles and mediums and provide artistic opportunities and experiences within the community and surrounding areas.

We are a volunteer run gallery that recently received charity status. We host monthly exhibitions that any registered member can submit works to and we rent out our beautiful space for private art shows and events from weddings to book launches, music and meetings.

Our mission statement
To enhance the vitality of the artistic community through enrichment and developing the arts through education, exhibition and engagement.

Vision Statement 
Art is Here! To realize and develop the space and resources for an inclusive art experience for all.

Education Vision
To provide space and human resources for sustainable and successful art education. 

Our mandate is to Educate, Engage, Create, Communicate and Celebrate the Arts.

Our office, gallery, classroom and studios are located in the Machine Shop. 


The Art Gallery of Ladysmith and District (LAC) would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the land on which we work. The LAC has the privilege of operating in the territory and traditional homeland of the Stz'uminus First Nation. We are thankful to the many First Nations, who call this home and share their culture with us.