MAC Summer 2020 Re-Opening


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 (see below).

The Studio will be open for classes and programs that comply with our COVID plan.  Contact our office by email for booking arrangements.


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.

Here’s what we’re working on for this summer:

We are encouraging our Oceanside Community to shop local, and support our local artists this summer as we present the wonderful artwork featuring local artists Kelly Corbett, Carla Flegel, Brian Middleton, Margery Blom, William Allen, Pattiann Withapea and celebrated Vancouver Island artist Brian Scott, who will also be presenting an exclusive workshop in August courtesy of the Island Arts Magazine. 

Our  Studio will be busy with the MAC’s Summer Art Bites Program  Sundays from 1-3 pm,  July 5 – August 16

We are delighted to offer you an opportunity to participate in two community arts experiences. WITH GLOWING HEARTS opening June 18th.  Bring your piece of ‘heart work’ to the MAC and help us fill the entranceway with symbolic message of hope, love and support, celebrating our Oceanside Community.  We invite anyone who wishes to create their own version of a heart image to join this ‘heartfelt’ initiative.  More information here.

Our Digital Media Gallery will present SURFACING, a multimedia digital experience featuring submissions from you, our Oceanside Community members – images that explore the theme of surfacing: from isolation, loss, disconnection to renewal, opening, hope.  We invite all of you to send us your digital image to be included in this organic and ever-changing exhibit telling our story together.  This digital, multi-media exhibit will run in our Cloakroom Media Gallery all summer long and beyond.   At this time, we announce our CALL OUT to our Oceanside community to send us their digital images (no larger than 1MB) to be included in our SURFACING exhibit.  More details will follow shortly. 

For those visiting the MAC:   Visitors to the exhibits and gift shop at the MAC will need to reserve online to book their MAC experience.  Click here to reserve your spot.  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 3:30 pm.  We will be accepting up to 5 small groups (4 max) for each 30-minute time period.    

Information will be added to our website and Facebook as details are finalized.  Please check back to learn more about our Summer Exhibits, artist callouts, to sign up for a scheduled half-hour visit to the Arts Centre, register for Summer Art Bites classes or see the wonderful local art in our Gift Shop. 

We welcome you with virtual open arms and hearts to the MAC!  Let us be the creative experience you’ve been waiting for in Oceanside this summer.