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 over 90 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.
Shopping at Vancouver Island's premier artisans co-operative is like visiting ninety 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!
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
What's New at Imagine That!
Featured Artists, September 1 - 28, 2018
Stained Glass by Joyce Leroux
We salute the talents and commitment of five of our members this month. These artists go above and beyond to contribute their time and skills to our operations, helping to make Imagine That! a success. On display, in our main window will be stained glass pieces by Joyce Leroux, silk dyeing and painting by Clare Carver, woodworking by Bonnie Hayward, painting by Lynn Bisset, and wood turning by Antho Santarossa.
Photograph by David Chadwick
David Chadwick and Dawn Vanderwall, Photographers
David and Dawn are Cowichan Valley photographers with a shared passion for both landscapes and portraiture. They also work together as event and wedding photographers.
Featured Artists from September 28 to October 26, 2018
Whale Watchers by Sue Coleman
Sue Coleman: Paintings
Sue Coleman has earned international recognition for her distinctive watercolour paintings. Especially popular have been her 'Interpretive' Northwest Coast First Nations images, which have been reproduced and sold to collectors worldwide. Sue's years of research have culminated in a book entitled "An Artist's Vision". Many of her native interpretive paintings, accompanied by legends and history, are displayed therein.
Sue maintains a studio in Cowichan Bay, painting a variety of subjects from misty west-coast scenes, wildlife, landscapes and more. Sue actively works to promote environmental awareness and wildlife conservation.
Table by Nick Clarke
Nick Clarke: Boneyard Supply
Nick Clarke is part of an Island-based, family-owned company with years of experience in woodworking and design. He creates luxurious handcrafted furniture, while believing that going green and being sustainable is the only way to go!
He sources logs and live edge slabs from local arborists, homeowners, lake/rivers and other cool places. Whether you like live edge, dimensional, or metal, he works with it all.
New Artwork at Imagine That!
Dean Vance, Artist
Tile by Dean Vance
Dean applies his paintings and digit artwork of birds to tiles ready to hang or use as coasters - black and white detailed.
M.G. Harvie, Sketch Artist
Hummingbird by M.G. Harvie
M.G. (Gayle) Harvie is a self-taught artist with a love of all things art.
Inspiration comes from life experiences, nature, animals, memories. Her philosophy, not unlike many artists, is "Art should speak to your soul, remind you, inspire you and make you smile."
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