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IMAGINE THAT! Artisans Designs, downtown Duncan, BC, Canada IMAGINE THAT! Artisans Designs, downtown Duncan, BC, Canada
Imagine That! Artisans' Designs, 251 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W2, 250-748-6776
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Welcome to Imagine That!

Wedding Window by Ken Broadland
Wedding Window by Ken Broadland

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!


Store Hours:

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 from May 31 to June 28, 2019

Wooden Box by Rober Andrews
Wooden Box by Rober Andrews
Robert Andrews

Robert Andrews creates beautiful hand-crafted boxes from selected hardwoods found on Mayne Island.

His boxes have a smooth velvety touch on the exterior, and his interiors often feature nested shelves. From the tiniest of boxes which might hold one precious piece of jewellery to larger boxes which could corral all of your electronic devices, his boxes are a treasure.



Woodworking by Ken Broadland
Woodworking by Ken Broadland
Ken Broadland, Heartwood Studio

Woodturner Ken Broadland worked as a Conservation Officer on southern Vancouver Island for 29 years before retiring in 2002. He started woodturning as a hobby in 1991. His main goal in turning wood is to present the wood's beauty in a useable form.

Ken's specialty is large salad bowls and servers, with a supporting cast of other creations such as cutting boards, kitchen implements, small bowls, coasters, cremation urns, artistic bowls, and whatever else catches his interest and is supported by his customers. Designs are simple and practical. The wood Ken uses is salvaged from around the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. In the interest of conservation, he uses mostly trees that have been downed by the wind or felled for safety reasons.



Featured Artists from June 28 through July 26, 2019

Painting by Jim Jenkins
Painting by Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins, Painter

Jim is a painter of West Coast scenes, based in Honeymoon Bay. He finds his inspiration from our richly beautiful natural surroundings.

"I strongly believe in co-existence with our fellow creatures and try to raise this awareness throughout my art and everyday life. Through my images and paintings I hope to share my great respect for the environment and the inspiration I receive from it."



Woodworking by Ken Broadland
Woodworking by Ken Broadland
Ken Broadland, Heartwood Studio, Continued through to the end of July

Woodturner Ken Broadland worked as a Conservation Officer on southern Vancouver Island for 29 years before retiring in 2002. He started woodturning as a hobby in 1991. His main goal in turning wood is to present the wood's beauty in a useable form.

Ken's specialty is large salad bowls and servers, with a supporting cast of other creations such as cutting boards, kitchen implements, small bowls, coasters, cremation urns, artistic bowls, and whatever else catches his interest and is supported by his customers. Designs are simple and practical. The wood Ken uses is salvaged from around the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. In the interest of conservation, he uses mostly trees that have been downed by the wind or felled for safety reasons.





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New Artwork at Imagine That!

Tina Bonkowski

Windchimes by Tine Bonkowsk
Wind chimes by Tine Bonkowski

These amazing and beautiful wind chimes by Tina Bonkowski. Their delicate tune seems composed by the fairies.

Tina recycles lamp parts, silver bowls, charms and sparkling crystals.


Bryan Wilson, Ink Artist

Artwork by Bryan Wilson
Artwork by Bryan Wilson

Bryan is a West Coast of Canada, Vancouver Island artist living In the town of Youbou, a small community on the north side of Cowichan Lake. As a self taught artist, he has tried many forms of art but considers himself an ink artist, drawing with pens on different styles of paper.


Renae Lehmann, Rusted Garden Art

Garden Art by Renae Lehmann
Garden Art by Renae Lehmann

Renae makes fabulous indoor/outdoor metal creations - birds, butterflies, fish, turtles, salamanders - as standing sculptures, and wind chimes.