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Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P1C8, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 6 Activities in Sydney
Type: Art Galleries, Classes
Owner description: We serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and recreational practitioners to...
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Type: Art Galleries, Classes
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: We serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and recreational practitioners to highly accomplished professionals, offering instruction as well as resource and support services.CBCC&D offers a variety of educational opportunities in both contemporary and traditional craft, promotes and markets Cape Breton craft through exhibitions, special events, the maintenance of fine craft showcases throughout the Island and the operation of a permanent, year-round store-front Gallery and Gallery Shop representing over 75 Cape Breton artists.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This gallery/shop was build to promote local crafts and it does a splendid job of showing a selection. As a tourist it makes an excellent place to pick up an upmarket souvenir. Unusually, and most welcome, they play (reasonably) modern jazz, streamed from Pittsburgh Jazz Channel, WYZR - fm.

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a treasure trove of local art. The prints, paintings, jewelry, and sculpture change regularly. It is great to have so many artists with their pieces on display. If you are not into shopping perhaps their classes or seminars would interest you more. Their schedule is posted on their website, or you can call for information on any upcoming... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Most definitely worth a stop in. You won't regret it! So many lovely artists have such a variety on display and for sale. And more comes in all the time!

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Cape Breton has a deep tradition of producing art and crafts. This shop displays and sells a wide array of products including jewelry, paintings, photography, quilts, ceramics, glass, scarves, woven products, wood bowls and cheese boards and more. It's well worth a visit and a pleasure to support local artisans. There's another craft shop nearby (also on Charlotte Street) called... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

If you want an opportunity to see some of the beautiful work that local artisans create this is a place you will want to visit. Wonderful items from original paintings to jewelry and pottery (as well as other items). Items are available in a wide range of prices as well. You may not be in the market for any of... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Dropped in here as it is easy to find located on the main street (Charlotte) in Sydney. It has a nice selection of items made by local crafts people in Cape Breton. Beautiful pottery, jewellery and quilts. If you like artisans then you'll enjoy a quick visit here.

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Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you are down town Sydney be sure to pop into the centre. Not only does it have beautiful local art to view and appreciate, but they have a great selection of items for sale. I often buy earrings and other jewelry there for friends and myself. I love supporting local artists and this is a great venue to do... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My wife and I were expecting a place where we could purchase local crafts, but the selection was very small. We could not fine anything to buy!

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CapeBretonCraft, General Manager at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, responded to this review

Dear Impact111, Thank you for your review of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design's Gallery Shop. We regret that you did not have a positive experience while visiting our Gallery Shop showcasing over 70 + Cape Breton Island artisans work for sale. We have a wide array of handmade work from pottery, jewellery, wood turning, quilting, rug hooking,... More 

Sydney, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

When people come to visit me, I always take them here on my downtown walking tour! You can easily walk from downtown hotels like the Delta and Cambridge Suites to here. Very unique items, good price range, arts and crafts are adjudicated. Everything it locally made.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

What can I say about this wonderful place? I never miss going there when I return to Cape Breton. Their recent exhibit Home to Roost...was totally wonderful. I always feel, you can't know a community in some ways, without knowing it's art and craft. Don't miss the raku of Sara Beck.

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