Imagine That! is an artisan-run co-operative store in Duncan in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Midway between Victoria and Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley is renowned for its high concentration of artists per capita. Our store shows the finest local art and craft pieces, featuring artists' paintings, photography, works in clay, glass, wood, metal and fibre. We offer an ever changing selection from some of the best artists in the Cowichan Valley and on Vancouver Island.
We celebrate imagination and fine craftsmanship.
Imagine That! invites visitors to British Columbia to come to beautiful Vancouver Island. Spend some time here, to enjoy the area and to take home artwork and gifts by our Island artists and artisans. Situated in busy downtown Duncan City Square, our storefront entices passers-by with delightful window displays.
For the more than 70 artists whose work is featured in the shop, the importance of hand-made is clear, and there is a personal story behind each piece they create. Artists come from as close as a few blocks away, from throughout the greater Cowichan Valley, as well as from some of our adjacent smaller islands. Each artist has transformed their passion for creativity into beautiful and functional pieces.
Artists at Imagine That! are always bringing new work that pushes at the creative edge, keeping things lively and fresh. Jewellery made from unexpected materials, wind chimes from salvaged pieces of silver service, bird houses that incorporate found objects, pottery that finds new expression in form and function. Such pieces allow for a bit of fun and quirkiness, also a trademark of hand-made.
Shopping at Vancouver Island's premier artisans co-operative is like visiting seventy top notch art galleries all at once. Exquisitely hand crafted works of art hang from the rafters, cover the walls, line the shelves and grace the large store windows at Imagine That!
Regular Store Hours
Tuesday To Friday: 11 - 4pm
Saturday: 10 - 3pm
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Celebrating 30 Years
On August 1, we begin our 30th year as an artist-run co-operative. We are so grateful for the courage and wisdom of that first group of artists who took their bright idea and brought it to life. We are proud to carry on the tradition of bringing the finest hand-made locally-crafted artistry to you.
What's New at Imagine that!
Featured Artist from August 25 to September 29, 2023
Painting by Charlotte Haggart
Visions Artists Show
Since 2001, the Visions Artist group has promoted their artists by organizing an annual summer Visions Art Studio Tour, when their home studios are open to the public. They’ve added one more stop, by showcasing work by some of their members in our display windows this September.
Artists scheduled to be featured include: Sue Coleman, Neil Fatin, Catherine Fraser, Brigette Furlonger, Charlotte Haggart and Carolyn McDonald.
Featured Artists from September 29 to October 27, 2023
Pottery by Cathi Jefferson
The Cowichan Artisans are a group of professionals who operate galleries or studios, and work full-time at their craft. Members create a wide range of work including fine furniture, pottery, paintings, metal sculptures, jewellery, collage, and textiles.
Imagine That! features an array of selected work in our main display window.
Featured Artist from September 29 to October 27, 2023
Dragon Pins by Margot Page
Margot Page Enamels: Mythical Creatures
Margot has been creating enamels since 1975, and enjoys bringing many subjects to life.
She has created a new series of work illustrating mythical creatures: dragons, mermaids, and imaginary underwater, celestial, and terrestrial beings. They will feature on glass vases, magnets, brooches, journals, and bookmarks.
New Artwork at Imagine That!
Earrings by Laurie McDonald
Laurie uses fine silver, sterling silver, copper and bronze. Her processes involve the annealing, texturing and shaping of metal into forms from her imagination.
Mugs by Sandi Madsen
Sandi creates pottery, mixed media paintings, silver jewellery, and fabric art. She aspires to
create unique items that bring charm and inspire a sense of magic.
Joyce Leroux, Stained Glass
Joyce Leroux, Stained Glassr
A beautiful new stained glass piece has just arrived from Joyce Leroux. The colours and shapes echo the sprouting leaves that will soon grace our Island.
Joyce welcomes custom orders.
An Artists' Co-operative featuring a wide selection of original finely crafted local artwork