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COVID-19 Notice for Phase 2

COVID-19 Notice for Phase 2

COVID-19 and Phase 2  What this means 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,...

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MAC Summer 2020 Re-Opening

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...

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Book your visit to the MAC

Book your visit to the MAC

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...

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Temporary Closure of the MAC

Temporary Closure of the MAC

To our MAC friends, artists, volunteers and visitors, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of ongoing circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to keep the MAC closed. The Board of the Oceanside Community Arts Council hereby announces that the MAC will...

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Meet You at the MAC in March

Meet You at the MAC in March

Meet you at the MAC in March   Gallery Exhibitions March 3 - 28, 2020 Opening Reception Saturday, March 7 from 1-3 pm Susan Schaefer NEW BEGINNINGS, 20 Years in the Making More details here   Artist Talk with Susan Schaefer Friday March 13 at 1 pm.  ...

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OCAC Membership is a win-win!

OCAC Membership is a win-win!

An OCAC Membership is a good deal for everyone! Did you know? An OCAC membership gives you discounts on tickets, room rentals and special events, as well as special privileges for artists. AND it supports arts in your community as well!   What your membership...

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Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance Series

Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance Series

Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance SeriesJazzville Promotions and the MacMillan Arts Centre are delighted to launch the 1st Annual Saturday afternoon Tea Dance series at the MAC. The style of music will be primarily Big Band and Sinatra era music along with tunes from the...

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Calling all Art Lovers

Calling all Art Lovers

Art Lovers – we need your help! We need some people to join our team that hangs paintings and helps set up our art exhibitions. No experience necessary; there will be someone in charge who will show you what to do, and the artists will be there to help as well. The...

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Discount Available for Art Supplies

Discount Available for Art Supplies

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...

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Soft Shore Art for Sale

Soft Shore Art for Sale

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.    

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Gift Shop and Digital Media Exhibit

“Wish I could have bought the store!!  LOVED Brian Middleton’s exhibit!”

From the MAC's Facebook page

“The Mac is a vibrant space and a versatile venue for the Parksville community.” 

Facebook, October 31, 2019

Cloakroom Gallery and Cristina Mittermeiere Exhibit

 

“Yes! It’s my favourite exhibit up and down the Island by far! Exquisite work by everyone.”

Instagram, July 30, 2019

Happy Gift Shop People

 “All good, enjoyed the gallery experience and we are thrilled with our purchase, thank you.”

July 30, 2019

 

“So helpful – My friend visiting from Hamilton was very impressed with the layout especially the gift shop (she purchased) and the exhibit is incredible.”

July 19, 2019

Cloakroom Gallery and Cristina Mittermeiere Exhibit

 

“Yes! It’s my favourite exhibit up and down the Island by far! Exquisite work by everyone.”

Instagram, July 30, 2019

Kudos for Soft Shore 2019

“Stunning work and fabulous presentation!  BRAVO!”

“Utterly remarkable”

“Beautiful, spiritual show, thank you!”

“Stunning!  Mozzafiato!”

“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 the talented artists in your area. It was a real pleasure.”

MAC visitor and customer, August 2018

Comments about Monet ReVisited

“An amazing installation!  Love Monet & Robert Held, so to me – Perfection!”
“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 was always met with professionalism and kindness, you have a very good thing going at the MAC, I would highly recommend your venue to anyone. Also, the three individuals who assisted with the installations were great too.

Best wishes for the success of your events, sincerely, Grant”