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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.

Celebrating 30 Years

On August 1, we begin our 30th year as an artist-run co-operative. We are so grateful for the courage and wisdom of that first group of artists who took their bright idea and brought it to life. We are proud to carry on the tradition of bringing the finest hand-made locally-crafted artistry to you.

What's New at Imagine that!

Featured Artists from October 27 to November 24, 2023

Veronica Scott and Sandra Greenaway
Artwork by Veronica Scott and Sandra Greenaway
Shared Passion for Colour: Sandra Greenaway and Veronica Scott

As we well know, November can be a dreary month on the west coast. To brighten things up a bit, Imagine That! features Sandra Greenaway’s kimono robes and Veronica Scott’s stained-glass mosaics.

Both artisans love working with vibrant colour palettes. The combination of smooth silky fabric with reflective glass makes for a fabulous marriage of colour and texture. Their work will be on display in the store’s large window during the month.

Featured Artists from October 27 to November 24, 2023

Photograph by Lana McQueen
Photography by Lana McQueen
Capturing the Moment: Lana McQueen

As an amateur photographer, my motivation lies in capturing "our amazing home."

Photography is an important tool, to remind us of the beauty and life that surrounds on a daily basis. It not only captures memories but sheds light on those things that ultimately share our home. Photography can bring to one's mind an awareness of the fragility and yet tenacious force of nature.

To top this all off, it is also so much fun! I enjoy and continue to discover so many facets of my camera and I am truly inspired by the viewers reactions to my work.

Featured Artists from November 24 to December 31, 2023

Veronica Scott and Sandra Greenaway
Artwork by Imagine That artisans
Our Holiday Tradition

For 30 years, shoppers on Vancouver Island have looked to Imagine That! for locally-made hand-crafted gifts. During the holiday season, we showcase work by a selection of artists in our street-level display windows. You will appreciate the fine craftsmanship, the wide variety of genres, the simple beauty.

Make Imagine That! a part of your holiday tradition.

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New Artwork at Imagine That!

Laurie McDonald

Earrings by Laurie McDonald
Earrings by Laurie McDonald

Laurie uses fine silver, sterling silver, copper and bronze. Her processes involve the annealing, texturing and shaping of metal into forms from her imagination.

Sandi Madsen

Mugs by Sandi Madsen
Mugs by Sandi Madsen

Sandi creates pottery, mixed media paintings, silver jewellery, and fabric art. She aspires to create unique items that bring charm and inspire a sense of magic. .

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.