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, 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!
Please come and support your local artists.
Tuesday To Friday: 11 - 4pm
Saturday: 10 - 3pm
Closed Sunday and Monday.
What's New at Imagine that!
Featured Artists from November 27 to January 28, 2021
Gulls by Robin Millan
Local, and Lovely!
For 27 years, Imagine That! Artisans’ Designs has promoted the value of locally-made hand-crafted artwork.
We showcase work by some of our artists in our street-level display windows. You will appreciate the fine craftsmanship, the wide variety of genres, the simple beauty, and a lot of practicality in everything the shop has to offer.
Woodwork by Ken Broadland
Local, and Lovely!
The walls and shelves are stocked full with treasures from small glass and ceramic ornaments, crocheted rugs, enamelled bookmarks and jewellery to paintings, kimono-styled robes, silk scarves, pottery, mosaics, candles, papier mache and wooden bowls made from local trees.
Featured Artist from January 29 to February 26, 2021
Table by Todd McAneeley
Naturally Beautiful: Todd McAneeley
Todd is an artist whose wood sculptures and furniture capture nature and wildlife in a positive, beautiful way. He creates his pieces from wood offcuts, and they come to life with bears, otters, birds, whales, and more.
His display this month will feature a number of nature-themed coffee tables and artworks.
New Artwork at Imagine That!
Gaia Tone Art by Massimo Pintus
Gong by Gaia Tone Art
Gaia Tone Art supplies instruments to help you feel supported, held, healed, grounded and validated in our transitioning to an era of great renewal.
These sound sculptures are created by Massimo Pintus. Lift the gong from its cradle, strike with the mallet, then wave gently back and forth and the tone of the sound becomes frankly magical.
Handknitted by Martha McHardy
Martha McHardy is a new artist in the shop and has created a great selection of lovely and practical woolies.
Renae Lehmann, Rusted Garden Art
Garden Art by Renae Lehmann
Renae makes fabulous indoor/outdoor metal creations - birds, butterflies, fish, turtles, salamanders - as standing sculptures, and wind chimes.
An Artists' Co-operative featuring a wide selection of original finely crafted local artwork