Discount available for art suppliesDid you know? If you’re taking an art course at the MAC, you’re eligible for a 10% discount from Qualicum Art Supply and Framers. Qualicum Art Supply offers all students of MAC art classes 10% off for art supplies and framing of...
Silent Art Auction - Linda Tinney Cancer Fund AUCTION DATES: AUG 19th to MIDNIGHT on SEPT 7th, 2019. (Viewing begins Aug 14th) VIEWING & BIDDING will happen online in two places: 1. On the Silent Auction Website (Easiest method if you are ‘techie-challenged’ or...
ETHOS celebrates youth and community groups stepping up for climate change The McMillan Arts Centre presents a unique community collaboration of youth and environmental community groups at ETHOS, live discovery lab opening Thursday August 1st. "We're really proud of...
All of the pieces in Soft Shore: where land and water meet are available for purchase. To purchase please email the McMillan Arts Centre or call 250-248-8185 during office hours (Tue-Sun 10-4) and we will be happy to help you.
ETHOS Live Lab brings interactive fun for the whole family to the MAC in August! The MAC is really proud to present our summer educational activities as part of the Soft Shore: where land and water meet art installation. We've partnered with amazing local...
PQ Foundation supports Soft Shore Many thanks to the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation for their grant of $2500 towards our Soft Shore installation. We appreciate your support in bringing this installation to our community.
ETHOS Summer Programs August 1 - 30, 2019 Have you seen what's coming in August? In conjunction with this summer’s art installation, Soft Shore – where land and water meet, we have some exciting activities planned for August. ETHOS presents awesome interactive...
Stunning Collaborative Art Installation Opens At The MAC July 6th The Oceanside Community Arts Council and the McMillan Arts Centre are thrilled to announce their summer 2019 art installation project. Soft Shore: where land and water meet is an exploration of texture,...
Sponsorship Levels Soft Shore - where land and water meet To become a sponsor for this summer's Soft Shore art installation contact Jennifer Bate, Executive Director, McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC) 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC V9P2H5 (250)248-8185 $5000...
The MAC - now on YouTube Did you know we have our own YouTube channel? We're adding to it every week. Subscribe now and never miss an update on our Soft Shore project. Click here to check it out!
Kudos for Soft Shore 2019
“Stunning work and fabulous presentation! BRAVO!”
“Beautiful, spiritual show, thank you!”
“Such a wonderful pleasure!”
“Back again this summer and couldn’t wait to come back to the MAC to see this next exhibit!” “Wonderful!!”
“Love the Herring that didn’t get caught :)!”
“Great show, Jennifer et al! Great galleries and gift shop!”
“Outstanding exhibit!!! “ F/L, Parksville
“Wow!” SD, Nanoose Bay
“Fabulous Show! “ N/M
“Beautiful… “ SM, Nanaimo
“Totally amazing !!!” LM, Snaw Naw As Nation
Classes at the MAC
“Love the environment and the MAC; encourages creativity!”
student, Festive Fandala Class, May 4, 2019
Another happy customer
“Always a pleasure deaing with Jennifer, and other staff/volunteers.”
April 16, 2019
Gift Shop Experience
“Friendly and helpful staff made my shopping experience most enjoyable.”
Artisan Gift Shop customer, April 15, 2019
About Kimberly Miller's Rainshadow Exhibition
“Kimberly Miller’s gallery of Art was amazing. Loved it all.”
MAC visitor and customer, January 19, 2019
Another happy visitor
“I love going to the MAC.”
MAC visitor and customer, January 12, 2019
People are loving Monet Revisited and our staff!
“Friendly attendant who took special care in wrapping a vase that, if not wrapped properly, could break. Liked the setup of the Robert Held display. Am a big fan of his work.”
customer, August 18, 2018
From an Artisan Gift Shop customer
“Cheryl is such a friendly and welcoming ambassador for the McMillan Arts Centre.”
August 18, 2018
More about the MAC and Monet ReVisited
“It was wonderful to meet Robert Held and visit the gallery of his beautiful glass pieces. Such beauty was inspiring.
Thank you for this show and the gallery of
MAC visitor and customer, August 2018
Comments about Monet ReVisited
“Very meditative exhibition!”
“Chihuly’s got nothin’ on you Robert!: xoxo
“Love Robert Held’s work. Visit his gallery every time in town. Diverted to see show when saw poster. Fabulous!”
“World Class! Wow!”
“Exceptional, above-and-beyond anything here before in our little town!”
“I like the way the central benches evoke L’Orangerie in the Jardins des Tuileries in Paris. Also brings back memories of Giverny. Great vases, & imaginative use of glass to represent L’Orangerie, paintings circling room, Great Bridge in Centre”
“To sit, to listen, to feel. To sense the beauty of the world through the eyes of the artistic soul. That is Living!”
From an Exhibitor
Grant Leier, Nixie Barton and Paul Jorgensen exhibited at the MAC April 17 – June 2, 2018.
“Our experience at MAC was wonderful, Jennifer was a dream to work with as was Cheryl, the Gift Shop Supervisor, who organized the food for the opening reception. Our return visits with clients
Best wishes for the success of your events, sincerely, Grant”