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The McMillan Arts Centre started life as Parksville School in 1913 when McMillan Street was one of the main streets in Parksville, and the building was a centrepiece in the community. The Oceanside Community Arts Council (OCAC) purchased the building in 1986 and the upper part of this historic building became the McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC), a project of the OCAC with three Gallery spaces, Studio classroom and Artisan Gift Shop showcasing local artwork. Exciting monthly Exhibits, Jazz, Folk and Storytelling Concerts, Workshops and Classes keep the MAC a busy, creative hub in the Oceanside area. The McMillan Arts Centre is also on the Parksville-Qualicum Beach Historic Buildings Tour and an information plinth has now been installed at the front of the building in our Heritage Lavender Garden.