Connecting people to the arts and culture of the Cowichan Valley,
Vancouver Island arts & artists

Island Arts has supported artists in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island since 2001.


The Island Arts Directory provides information about a community of talented artists and designers on Canada's west coast.
Ron Greenaway is the webmaster for Island Arts.

Imagine That!

Imagine That! artisan co-operative
Take the scenic drive.
Visiting Imagine That! in Duncan is like going to ninety top notch art galleries all at once. Open 7 days a week.

    Cowichan Valley Arts Billboard

Arts Billboard
Island Arts sponsors the Cowichan Valley Arts Billboard where any artist or arts group on Vancouver Island can arrange free posting of pictures and text about their art, upcoming and current shows, calls for entry, and other topics of interest to the general public and artists in the Cowichan Valley.

    Visions Arts Studio Tour

Visions 2013 Art Studio Tour
As well as the special three-day 2014 Tour, some Visions Artists' studios are open year around. Brochures giving maps and directions to the studios are available at Visitors' Centres, from the artists, and from their website.

    Graham Forsythe

Graham Forsythe, Canadian painter
Pablo Picasso said, "Art is the lie that tells the truth." For me, Picasso's words are the truest description of art. Great artists are like alchemists. The chemist uses magic to turn lead into gold; the artist manipulates rubs of synthetic color to capture a three dimensional subject on a two dimensional surface. But without character, a painting is little more than an arrangement of color and design. Herein lies the reason why I paint - to understand the nature of what I see and to share my passion with you. ~ Graham Forsythe, Canadian painter

    Veronica Scott

Mosaics by Veronica Scott
Stained glass offers glorious colour and an equally wide range of textures.

    Duncan Farmer's Market

Duncan Farmer's Market
Join us in Market Square in downtown Duncan every Saturday.

    Karen Wallace Art Therapy & Counselling

Karen Wallace Art Therapy & Counselling
Art Therapy combines visual art and psychotherapy in a creative process using the created image as a foundation for self-exploration and understanding.

    Neil Fatin

Neil Fatin
Photographer and photographic artist.

    Jennifer Lawson

house and garden portraits by Jennifer Lawson
New house and garden watercolor portraits.

    Cowichan Consort Orchestra & Choir

Cowichan Consort Orchestra & Choir
The Cowichan Consort Orchestra and Choir is a classical community musical ensemble of 50 orchestral players and 50 singers from around the Cowichan Valley. There are three to five evening performances per season, with audiences numbering between 300-750 per performance. Robert Mari conducts.

    Fei Yang

Fei Yang

An artist on an adventure.

    Beverlee Mcleod also known as Beja

beja
Printmaking studio in sunny Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island spacious enough for groups or individual students of all ages.

    Naomi Mclean

Naomi Mclean
God is immanent in his creation and communicates this in the patterns, colours and moods noticed in likely subjects.
  ~ Naomi Mclean

    Sanctuary for the Heart

Sanctuary for the Heart
We can change our world but we must do it from the inside out.
   ~ Candace Kirby

    Masterpiece Puzzles

Masterpiece Puzzles
Works by Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci test your puzzle assembling skills.
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