Mackenzie Community Arts Council/Centre

arts + entertainment, gift shop

The Mackenzie Community Arts Council/Centre (MCAC) is regarded as a beacon in the community as it creates financial and social opportunities for community members. The organisation established in 1974 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Mackenzie is a member of the Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Artists and the British Columbia Arts Council. The Mackenzie Community Arts Council Board of Directors governs the organisation. Funding is based primarily on grants from local and provincial organisation.

The MCAC Mission is “To develop, provide and support artistic programming and cultural activities for the community” and Vision “To be recognized for building the community through the arts, bringing people together to share experiences that inspire creative exchange of ideas and improves the quality of life, while developing, nurturing and celebrating the art forms through continuous educational programs, exhibitions and events”.

MCAC facilitates multigenerational programming including fine, visual, graphic and performing arts. Notable Expressions Gifts and Gallery offers a wide variety of products including pottery, photography, paintings, postcards, crochet and quiltworks as well as stained glass. All proceeds support the artisans through commission, mentorships and community bursaries to encourage lifelong learning through the arts.

Meet the Staff & Board of the Mackenzie Community Arts Centre

Meet the Staff & Board of the Mackenzie Community Arts Centre

The Mackenzie Community Arts Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Mackenzie. It is governed by the Mackenzie Community Arts Council Board of Directors. The board members are a collaborative of passionate, qualified artists and educators with well established careers and extensive involvement in the arts and performing arts locally, provincially and internationally. Each one is strongly connected to the community outside of the facility, working in areas of health and wellness, humanities, and as entrepreneurs and educators.

Part of its ability to successfully reach further into the community is the fact that Mackenzie is a small, close-knit community where everyone is connected in one way or another. It also means that the Centre can offer smaller class sizes, which allows for individual participants to receive more attention and collaborate more easily with other participants. The Centre and its programs have helped to inspire many budding artists in the community to go on to careers in the arts.

86 Centennial Dr
Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0


Office and Gift Shop Hours
Monday - closed
Tuesday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday - closed