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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

Welcome to Imagine That!

Painting by Lynn Bisset
Painting by Lynn Bisset

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 60 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.

What's New at Imagine that!

Featured Artist from February 23 to March 28, 2024

Artwork by Todd McAneeley
Carving by Todd McAneeley
Carved from Nature: Todd McAneeley

Todd enhances his furniture pieces by adding carved sculptural elements which capture nature in a distinctive way.

His work comes to vivid life with bears, otters, birds, whales, and more. His artistry celebrates the beauty of our local woods.

Featured Artist from February 23 to March 28, 2024

Painting by Lynn Bisset
Painting by Lynn Bisset
Lynn Bisset: Paintings and Prints

Lynn Bisset fondly paints local harbours, marinas, boats, and sea birds on Vancouver Island.

Some of her favorite scenes are found at Cowichan Bay and Genoa Bay.

Featured Artist from March 28 to April 26, 2024

Cutting Board by Jake Humphrey
Cutting Board by Jake Humphrey
Jake Humphrey: Pacifica Woodwork and Design

Jake Humphrey’s motto is “designed by nature, crafted by hand.”

He creates one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, charcuterie boards, and kitchen accessories from locally sourced wood, using the natural racks and fissures that form as wood dries, and the natural colours of each wood to enhance the designs.

Featured Artist from March 28 to April 26, 2024

Painting by Catherine Fraser
Painting by Catherine Fraser
Catherine Fraser: Paintings

Catherine Fraser is an accomplished multi-media artist, art therapist, and public speaker.

She works in oils, acrylic, watercolour, graphite, and pastels, and is constantly exploring and experimenting with new artistic responses to the world around her.

Untitled Document

New Artwork at Imagine That!

Dave Woodall

Weaving by Dave Woodall McDonald
Weaving by Dave Woodall

Dave hand-spins the wool, then creates a variety of beauties including handbags, clutches, shawls, and rugs.

Gail Hook

Fused Glass by Gail Hook
Fused Glass by Gail Hook

These fused glass plant stakes by Gail Hook will add some colour and whimsy to your potted greenery.

Joyce Leroux, Stained Glass

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.