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!
Happy New Year!
2023 Shop Vacation: We have revived our new year's tradition. We are taking a winter holiday from January 15 to January 30. We will be open for business on January 31, 2023.
Regular Store Hours
Tuesday To Friday: 11 - 4pm
Saturday: 10 - 3pm
Closed Sunday and Monday.
What's New at Imagine that!
Featured Artist from January 27 to February 24, 2023
Wood Carving by Todd McAneeley
Nature Carved in Wood: Todd McAneeley
Todd integrates his wood carvings on furniture pieces, and captures nature in a distinctive way.
The work comes to vivid life with bears, otters, birds, whales, and more. His artistry celebrates
the beauty of our local woods as he enhances them with sculptural accents and highlights
stunning live edge details.
Featured Artist from February 24 to March 31, 2023
Photography by Lana McQueen
We salute the commitment of a special group of artists in our display windows. As members of the Imagine That! co-operative, these individuals invest extra time and skills to our operations, helping to make us a success.
They are Lynn Bisset, Katie Daniel, Sandra Greenaway, Sandra Holmes, Joyce Leroux, Patti McNeice, Lana McQueen, Robin Millan, Carolyn Morris, Margot Page, Antho Santarossa, and Veronica Scott.
New Artwork at Imagine That!
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.
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 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.
An Artists' Co-operative featuring a wide selection of original finely crafted local artwork