A thriving arts and culture scene has everything from nationally significant art collections to live theatre, museums, fabulous festivals, art galleries and an International Symphony Orchestra.
In 2012 the Lambton Creative County Committee was formed. The objective of this committee is to encourage, partner and fund activities that build a better sense of identity, history and pride of place in Lambton.
The Creative County Committee carries an annual $75,000 budget to award to partner projects, events, activities or workshops.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity click this link: Creative County at the County of Lambton
Sarnia-Lambton has a number of art galleries presenting notable collections and interesting shows. The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, for example, maintains a collection of Canada’s Group of Seven artists. Other galleries feature rotating shows and local talent. There are also a number of interesting and talented artisans and artists creating and selling their work throughout Sarnia-Lambton.
Follow the links to check out current art gallery exhibits.
A number of popular museums operate in several of Sarnia-Lambton’s municipalities. From the Lambton Heritage Museum with over 25,000 artifacts, to the Stones ‘N Bones esoteric collection, there are exhibits to suit a wide range of interests. For the genealogy specialist or those with a curiosity, the Lambton County Archives is the place for family research.
- Lambton Heritage Museum
- Oil Museum of Canada
- Arkona Lions Museum
- Forest Lambton Museum
- Moore Museum
- Sombra Museum
- Stones ‘n Bones Museum
- Lambton County Archives
Music and festivals are part of Sarnia-Lambton’s active arts scene. Summer concerts, ranging from outdoor evening performances with local entertainers to large-scale music events, the International Symphony Orchestra, the Sarnia Concert Series, the Lambton Concert Band, as well as clubs and private music venues round out Sarnia-Lambton’s active music scene.
A sample of music
- International Symphony Orchestra
- Lambton Concert Band
- Lawrence House Centre for the Arts
- Forest Amphitheatre
- Sarnia Concert Association
Lambton County Fall Fairs
Come to the fair! Lambton County fall fairs are a great way to spend a day. From crafts, baking and produce, amusement rides, entertainment, tractor pulls, demolition derbies, and of course live Rock, there is something for everyone.
For more information about the five fairs in Lambton County, visit the links below, or visit the website of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.
- Petrolia and Enniskillen Fall Fair
- Plympton Wyoming Fall Fair
- Forest Fall Fair
- Brooke-Alvinston-Watford Fall Fair
- Brigden Fall Fair
Theatres and Film
Theatre in Lambton offers a wide selection of theatrical talent. Well known venues such as Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, the Imperial Oil Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Huron Country Playhouse offer many entertainment opportunities.