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Susan and Cheyenne 2009

Susan and Chace 2019

The Island Arts Magazine started as a quarterly full-colour high-gloss printed publication produced by Young at Art Studios, owned and operated by Canadian Artist Susan Schaefer. We are now a virtual magazine.

For more information on Susan Schaefer, please visit her web site at


After spending the summer of 2007 on Vancouver Island and meeting and exploring the vast array of West Coast artists, Susan found there was a real need for a quality arts magazine. With over 20 plus years in the graphic design and publishing business, she was confident that she could produce a top-notch publication that would be helpful to the both artists and art patrons. Thus the Island Arts Magazine was born.

Working out of her home office, travelling up and down the island interviewing artists, delivering magazines and attending the many art openings…her dream has been realized.

Because of the  CoVid 19 epidemic of 2020, Island Arts Magazine has joined the virtual world and is now published online.

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