MAC Summer 2020 Reopening

We are thrilled to be announcing the re-opening of the MAC as of June 18, 2020.  We will be complying very carefully with safety protocols as regards COVID-19 and request your support in complying with these regulations so that we can continue to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Opening Date:  Thursday, June 18, 2020

Revised Hours:  Thursday through Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm

Galleries and Gift Shop will be open to the public; please reserve your space online and observe COVID protocols 

Phase 2 COVID Protocols at the MAC

The MAC has robust COVID-19 protocols to provide a safe and healthy art experience for all visitors to the Arts Centre.

All students and visitors are required to bring and wear a facemask while they are in the Studio, Gift Shop and Galleries, to practice social distancing, and to make use of the hand disinfectant provided.

Visitors are asked to book a time to visit the Galleries and Gift Shop in groups of no more than four, and only 5 groups will be admitted each half-hour.

If you are not feeling well, if you have travelled in the past 14 days, or if you have been with someone who has travelled in the past 14 days, please stay home at this time.

Book Your Visit to the MAC

We are delighted to welcome you back to the MAC!  In accordance with  COVID protocols at this time, we are requesting your assistance to make everyone’s experience safe and enjoyable.*

Visitors to the exhibits and gift shop at the MAC will need to reserve online to book their MAC experience – we are scheduling half-hour visiting blocks between 11 am and 3 pm. The first reservation will be taken for 11 am and the last reservation will be taken for 2:30 pm. We will be accepting up to 5 small groups (4 max) for each 30-minute time period.

With Glowing Hearts Exhibit Callout

A Community Art Exhibit at the MAC

We invite anyone who wishes to create their own version of a heart image and help us fill our MAC entranceway with pieces of hope and joy, memories – perhaps memorials to precious souls – from you, our community members.

Bring your piece of ‘heart work’ to the MAC between 11 am and 3 pm  Thursday through Sunday starting June 4th.

Art Bites Summer 2020

Art Bites is returning this summer!

Sunday afternoons from 1-3 pm

July 5 – August 16 

All classes $30 each. Maximum enrolment 6 per class.

Register online  – only 6 spaces available per class

Art Exhibitions

Red orchid tin painting

‘Hand Painted Tins’: Brenda Castonguay Photography

The Cloakroom Gallery: Digital Media Exhibitions   "HAND PAINTED TINS" - BRENDA CASTONGUAY PHOTOGRAPHY now showing and throughout March, 2020...
painting of eagle

Exhibit: Sean Rebar

Exhibition: Sean Rebar MARCH 3 - 28, 2020JOIN US FOR MARCH EXHIBITS OPENING RECEPTION:  SATURDAY, MARCH 7th, 1-3 PM Born and raised in southern...

Shutters & Brushes – Jerry Filipski & Yolande Lambert

Shutters & Brushes: Jerry Filipski & Yolande Lambert MARCH 3 - 28, 2020 JOIN US FOR MARCH EXHIBITS OPENING RECEPTION:  SATURDAY,  MARCH 7th,...

New Beginnings 20 Years in the Making – Susan Schaefer

Susan Schaefer New Beginnings 20 Years in the Making March 3 - 28, 2020JOIN US FOR MARCH EXHIBITS OPENING RECEPTION:  SATURDAY,  MARCH 7th, 1-3 pm...

Music & Performances

mid island story telling

Theatre & Storytelling

Tickets for our 2019/2020 Storytelling Season are available online and at the MAC Office

interior of MAC concert room with grand piano

Upcoming Concerts

MAC Performance Series, Saturday Afternoon Tea Dances, plus concerts and special performances.

School for Creative Arts

Workshops and Classes

Whether you are a beginner or or an experienced artist there’s sure to be something here you’ll love. Take a look at what we have in store for you!

Artisan Gift Shop

Locally Made

Art – Crafts – Gifts!

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McMillan Arts Centre
133 McMillan Street
PO Box 1662
Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5

Hours – Phase 2

Open as of June 18, 2020

Tuesdays through Sundays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Become an OCAC member

Join the Oceanside Community Arts Council and receive discounts on MAC performances and events.

McMillian Arts Centre