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Vancouver Island Arts


Street Address: 102-9799 Waterwheel Crescent, Chemainus BC
Website: www.muraltown.com/
Phone: 250-210-3415

  The Chemainus mural project is the world’s leading community-driven art tourism experience. Spurred to save a community from certain economic collapse, the Chemainus mural project has delighted and inspired millions of visitors and ultimately became the blueprint for community mural projects globally.

Sue Coleman Canadian Artist / Author

Street Address: Gore Langton Road, Duncan BC
Website: www.suecoleman.ca
Phone: 250-748-8332

  Quote by Tom Masters, Valley of the Arts, Arbutus Magazine, July 2015 : Sue Coleman's fusion of contemporary and native coastal themes and images has burgeoned into a veritable one-woman industry of original works, prints and books. Visit the studio of Sue Coleman situated on the waterfront in scenic Cowichan bay.

Sooke Fine Arts Society

Street Address: Box 472 Sooke BC
Website: www.sookefinearts.com
Phone: 250-642-7256

  There’s something for everyone at the Sooke Fine Arts Show! The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands to showcase and sell their work. Celebrating it’s 33rd anniversary in 2019, it is Vancouver Island’s longest-running juried fine art show, and the region’s premier summer arts event. The 11-day show and sale draws 9,000+ art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad to the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke, BC. More than 380 works of original island art are on display in a stunning, 17,000-square-foot gallery. Visitors can also enjoy daily artist demonstrations, talks, guided tours, live music, and gift shop. See our special events page, which includes some special kid-friendly events.

Portrait Master Artist and Caricaturist

Street Address: 781 Willow Street, Chemainus BC
Website: www.caricaturist-leo.ca
Phone: 250 335 1644

  Leonardo Caricaturist has been drawing professionally at events for over 20 years. His work takes him to places such as company events, anniversary, congresses and private party. A great gift for a special person in your live !I work in high quality and quantity, in 4 hours 40 – 48 drawings. For more information, rates, availability and organizational questions please visit my website.

Rain Forest Arts

Street Address: 781 Willow Street, Chemainus BC
Website: www.rainforestarts.ca
Phone: 250-246-486

  Founded in the spring of 2016 and based in Chemainus, BC, Rainforest Arts operates under the umbrella of the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society (CVCAS). Rainforest Arts is dedicated to celebrating Island artists through our retail gallery, website and by promoting all arts related events in the Cowichan Valley We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chemainus, just inside the Coastal Community Building on the south side of Waterwheel Parking Lot. Participation in Rainforest Arts is open to artists on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. All artwork undergoes a jurying process and participants must become a member of the CVCAS.

Jane Wolters Pottery

Street Address: 9002 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, BC
Website: www.janewolters.com
Phone: 250-246-3853


  Jane Wolters has lived on Vancouver Island almost all her life, in logging camps and cities and small towns. Huge cedar trees and Douglas firs have always been an overwhelming presence. Her pottery consists mainly big vases and jars are meant to evoke the feeling of the west coast landscape in Fall, with its mountains and ravines, trees and under brush. The celadon glaze is the colour of the air, wet and dim and gray-green.