History

The Latcham Gallery is the public art gallery in Stouffville, Ontario, located 45 minutes north-east of Toronto. The Gallery is dedicated to providing opportunities for members of the community to view art and the ideas that artists express through contemporary art, and foster learning, inspiration and discussion.   

The Latcham Gallery hosts 6 curated exhibitions each year that reflect a range of artistic media and the cultural diversity of our province. Exhibitions are complemented with educational and public programs including school visits, public lectures, art workshops, classes and tours led by the curator, art educators and exhibiting artists. Additionally, the Gallery annually hosts a juried exhibition, an exhibition of work by a local graduating high school art class, and an exhibition of work by art students from local elementary schools.

The Latcham Gallery organizes off-site art displays of work by local artists annually in the Town Offices at 111 Sandiford Drive and the lobby of 19 on the Park at 19 Civic Avenue. The Gallery also supports artistic practices of the community by participating as a location in the annual Stouffville Studio Tour held in October, when local artists open their studios for the public to view their work.

The Latcham Gallery was started in 1979 by a group of local artists and visionaries who saw the need for an arts facility in Whitchurch-Stouffville. The Gallery was named after local philanthropist Arthur Latcham who donated money to a number of local buildings including the building that was to house the Gallery at 6240 Main Street.