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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!

Mosaic by Veronica Scott
Mosaic by Veronica Scott

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!


Announcements


Sunday shopping: Our shop will be open on the last Sunday before Christmas. We're open 11 - 3 on Sunday, December 18!

We are closed on December 25, 26 and January 1 and 2.

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 October 28 to Decmber 9, 2022

Pottery by Patti McNeice
Pottery by Patti McNeice
Eclectic by Nature: Patti McNeice

Patti makes imaginative pottery pieces.

“My grandmother and my mother root my curiosity. Our three spirits dance when I create. It is a magical time; somewhat addictive, I must confess. I am inspired by pattern, textures, and the mystery of seeing something for what it is not. There are no artistic rules in my studio. Things happen by chance, without intention or influence. I move clay and colour around, then add curiosity with bling and bits."



Featured Artists from November 25 to December 31, 2022

Christmas at Imagine that!
Christmas at Imagine that!
Imagine that! Artisans

For 29 years, Imagine That! has been part of Vancouver Island’s holiday traditions, promoting the value of 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.



Card by Laurel Hibber
Card by Laurel Hibbert
Holiday Cards

Imagine That has a wide variety of art cards by our accomplished painters, photographers and graphic artists.



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..



Janet McDonald, Pillow Covers

Janet McDonald, Pillow Cover
Janet McDonald, Pillow Cover

Janet McDonald works in acrylic and oils depending on her subject matter and objectives. Janet has scanned a selection of her paintings, had them printed on 100% natural linen/cotton blend fabric and made into beautiful pillow covers.