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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 publishing 5 times a year.

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


After moving to Vancouver Island BC in 2007 Susan was amazed at the vast array and talent of West Coast artists. She found there was a real need for a quality arts magazine. Having spent over 20 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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