Charcoal aims to not only expand the artistic, cultural hub in downtown Nanaimo but to support emerging & professional local artists alike.
This cozy central store front will feature diverse artwork: jewellery, paintings, illustrations, sculpture, textiles, tinctures, and the list goes on. If you create, we’d love to consider!
We’ll also be hosting monthly arts events featuring art, music, snacks, and the Henna Lounge. Henna is a plant-based, all natural paste that stains the skin temporarily with intricate traditional and innovative Indian designs. As one of the only mid-island shops to feature henna, people have come from all over for individual and group Henna parties.
Making the heritage building its home, Charcoal is located right in the heart of Old City Quarter. Charming, central, and whimsical: a great location for ample artist exposure.
"Charcoal is a wonderful new addition to downtown Nanaimo! The owner Ava is extremely talented with her henna work and her art throughout the shop. She showcases various local artists from around the island and the store is like eye candy for the soul. So many treasures!!"
~ Ashley A. (Facebook review)
"Had an amazing henna done on my leg, lovely relaxing shop with some really great stuff. Lovely owner and cute dog!"
~ Rich F. (Facebook review)