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! artisan co-operative

Imagine That!


Shopping at Vancouver Island's premier artisans co-operative is like visiting ninety top notch art galleries all at once.
Neil Fatin

Neil Fatin


Photographer and photographic artist.
house and garden portraits by Jennifer Lawson

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.
beja

Beverlee Mcleod also known as 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
Arts Billboard

Cowichan Valley 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.

cvac

Cowichan Valley Arts Council


CVAC is a registered charity in Canada and is funded by the BC Arts Council, the Cowichan Valley Regional District, the City of Duncan, local business sponsors, and by private donations. Tax receipts will be issued for charitable donations.

Visions 2013 Art Studio Tour

Visions Arts 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, Canadian painter

Graham Forsythe


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
Mosaics by Veronica Scott

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


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