Arts & Culture

Arts and culture are critical components of healthy, strong and vibrant communities; MacDonald Island Park is committed to contributing to the community through arts and culture initiatives designed to meet the needs of residents. Home to the Kirschner Family Community Art Gallery and the Mi Dance Academy, MacDonald Island Park also has a collection of public art pieces located at the TOTAL Aboriginal Interpretive Trail.

We encourage and promote creativity by providing opportunities to explore the arts!

Artist Opportunities

If you are an artist and would like to exhibit or teach, or if you love art and would like to be involved as a volunteer please contact a member of our Arts & Culture Team. Additionally, if you would like to be kept up to date on upcoming exhibitions, arts and culture programs and other exciting developments in the Arts and Culture department please join our mailing list.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to be part of the many art related exhibitions, events and programs at MacDonald Island Park.

Youth Programs

  • Art Lessons - 17 & Under

    • Creative Cub Club Sep 18 to Nov 20 04:00 PM-05:00 PM future
      Creative Cub Club! Parent/tot class Age range: 3 - 5 (parental participation is optional, however one parent/guardian must be present) Parents! Are you looking to gain some artistic experience to share with your kids? Does your child have an interest in art? These classes are age appropriate and focus on creative and artistic parent-child interaction. Taught by a professional artist, these classes will offer a unique opportunity to explore the arts. Discover untapped creative talents and gain more artistic experiences! Each class will focus on an age appropriate art project for both parent and child. At the end of the program, our graduates will take home a creative art portfolio. All supplies included.
      4000465
      Tue from Sep 18 to Nov 20 (10 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club Sep 18 to Nov 20 05:30 PM-06:45 PM future
      Creative Kids Club Age range: 6-9 Have you noticed a natural talent for art in your child? These classes allow kids to spread their artistic wings and discover a new passion. Taught by a professional artist, these classes have been specifically designed to explore the arts. These classes are age appropriate and focus on mediums such as drawing, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor painting, as well as oil and soft pastel, clay sculpture, and more. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an authentic gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. All supplies included
      4000466
      Tue from Sep 18 to Nov 20 (10 Sessions)
      05:30 PM-06:45 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Youth Club Sep 19 to Nov 21 05:00 PM-06:30 PM future
      Creative Youth Club Time to unleash your creativity with a variety of artistic materials! This 10 week art program is perfect for students that crave creative outlets! Lead by a professional artist, our students will gain experience with age appropriate projects. Exploring mediums such as drawing, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor paint, oil and soft pastel, as well as clay sculpture, collage and more. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an authentic gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. All supplies included
      4000468
      Wed from Sep 19 to Nov 21 (10 Sessions)
      05:00 PM-06:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club Sep 20 to Nov 22 05:00 PM-06:15 PM future
      Creative Kids Club Age range: 6-9 Have you noticed a natural talent for art in your child? These classes allow kids to spread their artistic wings and discover a new passion. Taught by a professional artist, these classes have been specifically designed to explore the arts. These classes are age appropriate and focus on mediums such as drawing, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor painting, as well as oil and soft pastel, clay sculpture, and more. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an authentic gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. All supplies included
      4000467
      Thu from Sep 20 to Nov 22 (10 Sessions)
      05:00 PM-06:15 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Youth Club Sep 20 to Nov 22 06:30 PM-08:00 PM future
      Creative Youth Club Age range: 10-15 Time to unleash your creativity with a variety of artistic materials! This 10 week art program is perfect for students that crave creative outlets! Lead by a professional artist, our students will gain experience with age appropriate projects. Exploring mediums such as drawing, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor paint, oil and soft pastel, as well as clay sculpture, collage and more. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an authentic gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. All supplies included
      4000469
      Thu from Sep 20 to Nov 22 (10 Sessions)
      06:30 PM-08:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
  • Art Summer Camps

    • The TINY GIANT Summer Art Camp Aug 20 to Aug 24 07:30 AM-05:30 PM Available
      The TINY GIANT Summer Art Camp All things art with this theme where the week will be a free ranged art attack! We will spend our time focusing more on individual projects by getting creative with the TINY to GIANT spectrum! Your little artist will have a lot of fun with the space and supplies to discover what they really can be capable of! All Supplies Included.
      301981
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 20 to Aug 24 (5 Sessions)
      07:30 AM-05:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Earthy Art Summer Camp Aug 27 to Aug 31 07:30 AM-05:30 PM Available
      Earthy Art Summer Camp Art in Nature theme for this week! It’s time to explore nature in art and art in nature. Capturing scenes around the MacDonald Island Park, we will discover, paint and create the beauty around us! We will focus on creating with nature, spending time discovering how nature can be art, and how art was made before we had art supplies! We will focus on creating from recycled products and how we can reuse what is already around us! All supplies included.
      301982
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 27 to Aug 31 (5 Sessions)
      07:30 AM-05:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room

Adult Programs