Barking Dog Studio
We are proud to offer the unique one-of-a-kind works of over 65 talented artists, mostly from the south Vancouver Island area, and from the BC mainland. Come and visit the ever-changing collection from colourful to whimsical.
We also provide DIY painting workshops – learn how easy it is to re-finish your old and loved piece of furniture.
Watch for updates or call for workshop dates and special events.
What We Do
Here at Barking Dog Studios, we represent the works of 65+ local artisans. We custom re-finish furniture with chalk style paint & our creativity, and we retail chalk style paint products & materials. Re-Loving or Re-Purpose! We can re-finish your old but favorite piece of furniture, & if some repairs are needed – no problem – we’ll repair it first. Bring the piece in, or a photo, & we’ll talk about the solution.
Urchin Bags is the innovative and eco-conscious company created by Vancouver Island designer Clare MacKinnon.
Clare’s love of bicycles, nature and recycling comes together in her funky and functional accessory line designed for everyday use. She utilizes locally recycled seat belts, bike inner tubes, as well as off-cut vinyl, and airbags to create her durable products which includes: wallets and bags, coin purses, wash bags, pencil cases, messenger bags, bike accessories, key chains and more.
Each item is unique, earth friendly and feature pops of colour, pattern and a high quality, trustworthy design. Urchin bag products leave you feeling satisfied that you’ve made a quality purchase and helped to keep materials out of the landfill!
Ph: (250) 709-8822
Livin the Dream Farm
Living the Dream is a working farm in Shirley so they do sell veggie boxes weekly at the farm and during the warmer months at the local markets. If people want to order fresh from the website they can. We sell the tea, body products and magnesium spray/cream. The magnesium cream is sourced from oldest untouched magnesium field in the world. We also sell the sleep pillows, beard balm and salves.
Republic of Vancouver Island
Our home is the second largest Pacific Island east of New Zealand and boasts the warmest climate Canada has to offer. Backdropped by the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia to the east and the rugged coast line of the North Pacific to the West. It is truly one of the most spectacular places in the world. Living amongst the abundance of wild life and nature, we wanted to develop an apparel company that encompasses all the aspects of life on the island and what it means to those who live and visit here. Our designs reflect the uniqueness of Vancouver Island, and tell the story of living and visiting this beautiful West Coast Canadian Island.
Interested in Signing Up for an Event or Workshop?
We will send you updates on new work added from our list of amazing local artisans, or sign up for one our our Artists Events or Workshops.