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, works in clay, glass, wood, metal and fibre. We offer an ever changing selection from over 90 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.
Shopping at Vancouver Island's premier artisans co-operative is like visiting ninety 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!
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
Special Store Hours for Christmas Shopping:
- Sunday, December 23 - open 11 - 4pm
- Monday, December 24 - open 10 - 3pm
What's New at Imagine That!
Featured Artists from November 30, 2018 to January 31, 2019
Island Artist Showcase
Imagine That! Artisans’ Designs celebrates its 25th year by proudly showcasing the work of selected artists during the holiday shopping season.
In our main window, you will see the finest hand-made work from Vancouver Island, and some of our adjacent islands. The craftsmanship, the diversity, the beauty, the practicality – all are hallmarks of the work hosted at Imagine That! in downtown Duncan. Made from the heart.
Featured Artists from December 4 through January 4, 2019
Providence Farm 2018
Providence Farm, on Tzouhalem Road near Duncan, provides a variety of innovative programs for individuals with mental health, brain injury, dementia and developmental challenges. Programs include horticultural therapy, art, woodworking, nutrition, gardening, landscaping and textiles.
Imagine That! is proud to host work created by their program participants in our boutique window this December.
Featured Artist from February 3 – March 1, 2019
Woodworking by Todd McAneeley
Todd is a wood artist that refuses to see beautiful wood turn into ashes. His wood sculptures capture nature in a positive and beautiful way. They are his way of showing his passion for wildlife and nature in general.
He creates one of a kind sculptures and mirrors from wood offcuts. Instead of the wood offcuts being burnt and polluting the planet, they come to life as polar bears, otters, and humpback whales.
Along with the wood sculptures, Todd creates live edge mirrors that are formed by nature. The live edge is natural, the little cracks, bark pockets, bug holes are also the real thing. His mirrors are as organic as they can get.
New Artwork at Imagine That!
Dean Vance, Artist
Tile by Dean Vance
Dean applies his paintings and digit artwork of birds to tiles ready to hang or use as coasters - black and white detailed.
Bryan Wilson, Ink Artist
Artwork by Bryan Wilson
Bryan is a West Coast of Canada, Vancouver Island artist living In the town of Youbou, a small community on the north side of Cowichan Lake. As a self taught artist, he has tried many forms of art but considers himself an ink artist, drawing with pens on different styles of paper.
Renae Lehmann, Rusted Garden Art
Garden Art by Renae Lehmann
Renae makes fabulous indoor/outdoor metal creations - birds, butterflies, fish, turtles, salamanders - as standing sculptures, and wind chimes.
An Artists' Co-operative featuring a wide selection of original finely crafted local artwork