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

Art for All


Design Drawing Kids Painting Visual arts Youth & teens
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McMillan Arts Centre

133 McMillan St

Parksville, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and is a relaxed performance.


🎨 Discover Your Creative Journey at McMillan Arts Centre! 🎨

Unleash your inner artist and join us for a free all-ages drop-in art event that will ignite your imagination and inspire your artistic spirit! Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, our event promises to be a delightful experience for everyone. All supplies will be provided.

🌟 Activities to Ignite Your Creativity 🌟

1. Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

Dive into the fascinating world of Artist Trading Cards, where miniature masterpieces come to life! Using an array of art materials, you'll craft captivating artworks on small cards. These tiny treasures can be traded with fellow artists or cherished as unique souvenirs. ATCs provide the perfect canvas for artistic expression, regardless of skill level, offering a chance to experiment with different techniques and materials.

2. Doodle Art Bookmarks

Discover the magic of creating beautiful art by combining patterns and designs drawn with pens and markers. Doodle drawing can foster relaxation, mindfulness and focus, resulting in beautiful and original artworks that reflect your individual style.

This event is an opportunity to experience the transformative power of art and creativity. Please join us in a welcoming and inclusive environment of the McMillan Art Centre, where participants of all ages and abilities can immerse themselves in the joy of creation. The benefits of participating in these activities are countless:

🌟 Express Yourself: ATCs and doodle art provide an expressive outlet for your thoughts, emotions, and ideas.

🌟 Forge Connections: Engage with fellow artists and art enthusiasts, building a supportive community to nurture your passion.

🌟 Expand Your Art Collection: Discover a world of affordable and unique art by trading ATCs, allowing everyone to enjoy the beauty of original works.

🌟 Lower Barriers to Creativity: Our event is designed to be accessible and non-intimidating, encouraging exploration and experimentation.

🌟 Promote Mindfulness: Engaging in art activities can reduce stress and promote mindfulness, bringing peace to your mind and soul.

So come one, come all, and let the colors of creativity swirl around you! Experience the joy of art, connect with like-minded individuals, and let your imagination run free. We can't wait to witness the remarkable art pieces that will blossom from these activities.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore your creativity and make lasting connections. Let's create a vibrant tapestry of art and inspiration together!



Michelle Manke

Michelle Manke is a local artist who believes art should be accessible to everyone regardless of income, ability or personal perspective. She enjoys facilitating and encouraging creativity in others and exploring different art mediums and techniques. Michelle has a Bachelor of Education, many years of experience offering programs to groups of all ages and has led creative groups.