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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • 4 Art Banners installed for Culture Days 2022. Photo by Pattiann Withapea
  • 4 Art Banners installed for Culture Days 2022 - Photo by Pattiann Withapea
  • Art Banner by David Blue being Installed for BC Culture Days 2022 Photo by Jennifer Bate
  • Map of Art Banner Crawl 2022

Art Banner Crawl 2023


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The McMillan Arts Centre - THE M.A.C. & The Parksville Downtown Business District (The McMillan Arts Centre - 133 McMillan Street, Parksville)

The Parksville Downtown Business District

Parksville, BC

Directions: Please pick up your Map of the downtown Parksville business area, showing the locations of all 8 Art Banners, at the McMillan Arts Centre before proceeding to the downtown area.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Art Banner Crawl is a daily event from October 6th until October 15th with the exception of Mondays as the McMillan Arts Centre is closed. Participants can pick up the map depicting the locations of all 8 Art Banners that will be located in the Parksville Downtown Business District by dropping into the M.A.C. between 11 am and 2 pm. The crawl will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes of easy strolling, or less if riding bicycles. Once participants have located each of the 8 banners as shown on their map, they can return to the McMillan Arts Centre to receive a Canvas Tote Bag featuring the banner artworks for participating.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the Art Banners while cruising around among the many unique shops and cafes in downtown Parksville. This collection of Art Banners have been created by Vancouver Island based Artists to beautify the downtown area. Curated by Lead Artist & Project Manager, Pattiann Withapea.



Oceanside Community Culture Days

The Oceanside Community Culture Days Group consists of, The McMillan Arts Centre also known as, the M.A.C. the Parksville Downtown Business Association, and the Oceanside Community Arts Council. The M.A.C. is the jewel in the Oceanside Community Arts Council’s crown. It embodies everything that a true community arts centre should be. Year round the M.A.C. is the bustling centre for all things Arts & Culture in our Oceanside community as well as a destination “must visit” for thousands of tourists that flock to Parksville in the warm Summer season. There are 3 Galleries located inside the M.A.C. along with a Digital Gallery and a fabulous Gift Shop that is filled with unique works by local Artists & Artisans. There are Exhibitions in the Galleries throughout the year, an ongoing series of Arts & Craft Classes, Poetry Readings, Music Classes, Dance Groups, Chorale Groups, and more. It’s all happening at the M.A.C. Activities for everyone from children to our seniors are plentiful and diverse.


Pattiann Withapea

This event is part of a hub:

The Oceanside Community Celebrates BC Culture Days 2023

Pattiann Withapea Artist & Curator Parksville, BC

The Oceanside Community is pleased to be offering a variety of Family Focused Culture Days Events that all are invited to participate in as we celebrate the Arts & Culture of our vibrant community. We are excited to bring three unique even...