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Celebrate the visual and performing arts in the Oceanside region of Vancouver Island!


At the MAC our goal is to help you learn to express yourself freely through art. We believe the art of creating is more important than the end product itself.

Creating art helps us achieve a deeper understanding and awareness of the world around us.

With that in mind, the MAC’s School for the Creative Arts programs encourage everyone to explore art as a means of expression, regardless of their experience and skill level.

A fantastic lineup of morning AND afternoon classes on Sundays starting January to mid-June 2022.

The MAC’s Art Foundations Program

Art Foundations What comes after Art Bites? The MAC’s Art Foundations Program is designed for people who want more formal education in the basics of visual art theory, as well as techniques for different mediums. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the...

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What’s Happening

a calendar of performances, concerts, art exhibitions, plays, and arts-related workshops happening anywhere between Nanoose Bay and Deep Bay


our current projects and programs

Find an Artist

…or musician, dancer, actor, storyteller, or any other type of creative & performing artist. Buy a painting…find an instructor…hire a performer for an event…

Get Involved

support the arts in our community as a:
– learning and/or practicing artist
– arts supporter
– business sponsoring the arts

Support the Arts

From buying art, attending concerts, and donating to the OCAC and other arts organizations, your help is needed!

Celebrate the arts in our community – join the
Oceanside Community Arts Council.

Why membership Matters!

Membership helps provide basic funding for our programming, including the operation of the McMillan Arts Centre, the MAC School for the Creative Arts, gallery exhibits at the MAC, seniors’ art programs, and our advocacy efforts to support and promote the arts in our region of Vancouver Island.

Membership includes:

  • Exclusive members only eNewsletter with resources and information about upcoming community arts, music & cultural events.
  • Special members discounts, including reduced prices at McMillan Arts Centre Events.
  • Room rental discounts at the McMillan Arts Centre
  • Advance sales for special events.
  • Directory listing for artists and group members.
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
  • Great discounts with our partner organizations
  • A Gift Shop credit for bringing in a new OCAC member
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