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!
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 28, 2021 through January 28, 2022
Mosaic by Veronica Scott
For 28 years, Imagine That! has hosted hand-made creations by artists from Vancouver Island, and area. We showcase a tempting array in our display windows.
You’ll discover inspiring gifts at Imagine That! in downtown Duncan.
For gifts that'll mean so much to your friends and family, please come by Imagine That!
Featured Artist from January 28 to Februay 25, 2022
Sculpture by Todd McAneeley
Our Island Wildlife: Todd McAneeley
Todd is an artist whose wood sculptures and furniture capture nature 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 includes pieces which celebrate our local wildlife.
New Artwork at Imagine That!
Sombrio Beach by Michael Dean
Michael Dean has been drawing and painting Vancouver Island and British Columbia coastal scenes for almost 40 years. His main interests have been working coastal vessels and historical coastal scenes.
Handknitted by Martha McHardy
Martha McHardy combines wools of various textures and colours to create a great selection of lovely and practical woolies.
Janet McDonald, Pillow Covers
Janet McDonald, Pillow Cover
Janet McDonald works in acrylic and oils depending on her subject matter and objectives. Janet has scanned a selection of her paintings, had them printed on 100% natural linen/cotton blend fabric and made into beautiful pillow covers.
An Artists' Co-operative featuring a wide selection of original finely crafted local artwork