If you have ever perused through the ‘Gallery Gift Shop’ in the lobby of the Chemainus Theatre before a show or during intermission you know there is no shortage of selection. You have probably even been tempted to buy something. It’s easy to see why.
For many of our patrons the high number of local artists who are featured is what makes the Gallery such a unique gift shop. Jewelry, pottery, woodwork, and toys are just a few of the items that support the talented artisans of the Cowichan Valley. The Gallery is owned and operated by the Chemainus Theatre Festival Society and all proceeds from Gallery sales support the work of the society. It’s a great way to have your shopping dollars make a positive impact in your community.
It’s no secret the Holiday season is just around the corner and there are a lot of great gift ideas to fit any budget at the Gallery. For children, we have something for all ages – from locally made baby-booties up to puzzles that feature Canadian artists. For the fashionista on your shopping list, there are jewelry, scarfs, clothing, and accessories for every style sensibility. There really is something for all tastes from steam-punk to rustic. A detail of a stained glass box may catch your eye or perhaps you find a treasure for that person on your shopping list who is impossible to buy for, woodworking, prints, clocks, or a mug to hold their favourite tea. The Gallery is a beautiful shop for a joyous shopping experience.
The best part is that you don’t have to wait until Intermission the next time you are here for a show. Come by anytime, our hours are listed below. Take your time, notice the details of the handcrafted items, and never hesitate to treat yourself too.
Monday 9:30 – 4:30
Tuesday 9:30 – 4:30
Wednesday 9:30 – 7:30
Thursday 9:30 – 7:30
Friday 9:30 – 8:00
Saturday 9:30 – 8:00
Sunday 11:00 – 4:30