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Yellow Bird Arts Gallery

Custom Framing

Your art is special. It needs special care and attention. Collaboration with expert staff who understand color, design aesthetics and the way to enhance and preserve your art is essential.

With over 30 years of experience, we are confident we can realize your personal project from beginning to end. Our approach means we are dedicated to fully providing tailored solutions for your custom projects.

Specialty Services

We partner with local printers and businesses in order to provide those specialized services we can't do in-house such as canvas printing. By keeping the solutions local we all benefit.

Having your personal high-resolution pictures printed on canvas or art paper can be arranged through us fairly simply. We do most canvas stretching in-house.

Original Art, Prints, & Giftware

Vancouver Island is ripe with artistic talent. We are proud to be the home of the best the Island has to offer by representing internationally-known local art as well as up and coming artists.

We have direct relationships with some of the Island's most amazing artists meaning we can provide you exclusive access to the art you love.

See our Featured Artists link below

“Original and with an innate understanding of their customer’s needs, the staff are always a pleasure to work with.”

Jane Miller


More to come...

Since 2022 we have been working hard to modify and improve our space, processes, and service. With a small space that houses both our Art Gallery and Framing Workshop it can be a challenge some days. 2023 saw the passing of one of our long time employees and also the hiring of a brand new one. We are always working to improve and be the go-to place for art and framing in Nanaimo and Central Vancouver Island. We appreciate your trust in us! And thank you for your kind words and wonderful feedback.


A picture is worth a thousand words. Although it is always ideal to bring art into the gallery in person for a consultation we realize this is not always possible at first. Please check out our FAQ’s or connect with us to discuss your next project.