Ethos: Air Your Dirty Laundry

Community Youth & Family Programming

Learn and create with Ben every Friday in July

Ages 12 and up!

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.

July Exhibits

June 18 – July 25, 2020

Carla Flegel, William Allen, Margery Blom, Brian Middleton, Kelly Corbett

Book your visit to the MAC June 20 and Meet the Artists!

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.

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 Exhibitions

Brian Middleton: Surfacing

This digital media exhibition is showing in the Nemeth Gallery

Surfacing: Cloakroom Gallery

A Community Art Experience – showing in the Cloakroom Digital Media Gallery

Vancouver Island Adventures: Margery Blom

Showing in the Concert Gallery

Cynosure: Kelly Corbett

Showing in the Nemeth Gallery

Seeing Things: William Allen Photography

Showing in the Concert Gallery

Wings and Water: Carla Flegel

Showing in the Oceanside Gallery

Visit the MAC

Book your visit to the MAC

Half-hour scheduled visits to our galleries and Artisan Gift Shop are now available.

mid island story telling

Theatre & Storytelling

Theatre & Storytelling Events will return! Watch here for updates

interior of MAC concert room with grand piano

Upcoming Concerts

MAC Performances will return! Watch here for details

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!

Keep in Touch

Subscribe to the MAC News & Events eNewsletter to receive a new email when events are added:

Watch for your confirmation email!


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

Hours – Phase 3

Thursdays 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