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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!

Inside Imagine That
Inside Imagine That

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!


Regular Store Hours

Tuesday To Friday: 11 - 4pm

Saturday: 10 - 3pm

Closed Sunday and Monday.

Our shop will be open on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1. Please stop by.

What's New at Imagine that!

Featured Artist from May 26 to June 30, 2023

Hand-crafted Board by Jake Humphrey
Hand-crafted Board by Jake Humphrey
Jake Humphrey: Pacifica Woodwork and Design

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

For him, this means creating 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 May 26 to June 30, 2023

Painting by Laurel Hibbert
Painting by Laurel Hibbert
Laurel Hibbert: Stories of Joy

Laurel’s work is remarkable for its vibrant colour and for its story telling quality. It is illustrative, whimsical, and captures moments in time. Looking at her work invites the viewer to ask what has just happened, or what is about to happen.

Most of her work has a joyful quality. She paints from her imagination and from deep memory.

Featured Artist from June 30 to July 28, 2023

Painting by Michael Dean
Michael Dean "Lake in Cedar"
Michael Dean: The Spirit of Vancouver Island

Artist Michael Dean captures the history and spirit of Vancouver Island in his realistic impressions of working coastal vessels, forests, and beach scenes.

Using both watercolours and oils, Michael’s paintings are well-known for their finely crafted details.

Featured Artists from June 30 to July 28, 2023

Bowls by Imagine That Artists
Bowls by Imagine That Artists

The most versatile item in your kitchen? A bowl! Use a bowl to serve anything from soup to nuts, and everything in between.

Our artists create an amazing variety of bowls, and we feature a selection of them for you.

Untitled Document

New Artwork at Imagine That!

Lorraine Taylor

Silk Scarves bv Lorraine Taylor
Silk Scarves bv Lorraine Taylor

Hand-painted silk scarves by Lorraine Taylor are a feast for the eyes, and feel so smooth against your skin. Great gift idea.

Joe Barton

Birdhouse by Joe Barton
Birdhouse by Joe Barton

Fabulous bird houses, wonderfully characterized with drift wood. Created by Joe Barton, any birdie would be proud to call one home..

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.