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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!

Painting by Cheryl Painter
Painting by Cheryl Painter

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!


Announcements


Regular Store Hours

Tuesday To Friday: 11 - 4pm

Saturday: 10 - 3pm

Closed Sunday and Monday.



Special Evening Openings: Imagine That will be open during the Night Farmers' Market on the third Thursday of each month from June to November. Come and join the exceitement at City Square on July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17 and November 21.



What's New at Imagine that!





Featured Artist from June 28 to July 26, 2024

Painting by Cheryl Painter
Point No Point Sunset by Cheryl Painter
Cheryl Painter: Welcome To My World

Born and raised in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, a career as an artist always seemed to be in the cards for Cheryl. Her schooling included time at the University of Victoria and the Victoria College of Art. She then attended Capilano College, receiving a diploma in Graphic design.

After a successful career in that field, Cheryl focused on raising a family. During that endeavour, she would resume what would ultimately be her calling – painting. Amidst the Cowichan Valley’s pristine beauty, she is constantly inspired by her surroundings.



Featured Artist from June 28 to July 26, 2024

Candle Holder by Andre St. Cyr
Votive Candle Holder by Andre St. Cyr
Andre St. Cyr: Creative Woodwork

A school teacher for 33 years, throughout his career he created beautiful wooden products and honed his woodworking skills. Now retired, he is able to spend more time in his shop.

Andre prefers to work with unique pieces of wood with colour variation, figure, and bird’s eye.



Featured Artist from July 26 to August 23, 2024

Mosaic by Veronica Scott
Mosaic by Veronica Scott
Veronica Scott: Mosaics

“The act of transforming little pieces of disparate glass into a 'painting', strikes me as magic. Stained glass offers a glorious colour palette and an equally wide range of textures. I am especially drawn to the reflective nature of glass, the way it creates movement and a feeling of 'aliveness'. As an avid gardener, the colours, textures, and shapes of the flowers in my landscape intrigue me, particularly the impact of light and contrast.”

Visit her new website at veronicascottmosaics.ca.



Featured Artist from July 26 to August 23, 2024

Painted Glassware by Terry Harrison
Hand Painted Glassware by Terry Harrison
Terry Harrison: Flowers Galore

Goblets, wine glasses, plates, bowls, and tiles hand-painted by Terry Harrison all feature flowers, domestic and wild, in glorious colour. Roses, irises, daisies, snowdrops...many flowers make an appearance.

Modern painted glass doesn't have to be hand-washed and is meant to be enjoyed and used every day. Terry also paints her flowers on wearable art pieces



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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.