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Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

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Address: 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P1C8, Canada
Phone Number: 9025397491
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: We serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and...
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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A great showcase for the artistic talent in Cape Breton

It is worth the visit. All the craft items are locally made and very nice quality. The retail area is well laid out features a nice selection which includes cry nice and unique... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Yarmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is worth the visit. All the craft items are locally made and very nice quality. The retail area is well laid out features a nice selection which includes cry nice and unique handmade jewelry

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Sydney, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Don't miss this gem, it's one of the best places in Sydney to get handmade items of excellent quality. There's lots of variety to choose from, pottery, rug hooked items, quilts, silver jewellery, knitting and crocheting, wood carvings, paintings and much more. The prices are higher than you'll pay for factory made souvenirs & gifts, but very reasonable considering the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a really good craft guild, I would highly recommend it if you are looking for one of a kind, unique, hand made, local products. The prices are fair for the amount of work these beautiful items take to make. What a great place, I would go back again!

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Juried quality production of local artists and craftspeople displayed in gallery-type showroom ranging from greeting cards, prints and jewellery to carvings and paintings.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The quality of the art in the shop was higher than most vendors we visited. Virtually no "kitsch" to go with an interesting variety of water colors, mats, pottery, local jams, specialty clothing, etc. My wife found a hat that she liked very much. Not cheap, but the place felt like quality.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The title can be misleading, as the store houses crafts some of which are very nice but some are expensive. I was expecting to see more merchandise on display at reasonable cost, therefore my disappointment.

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Leyland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Downtown Sydney is desperately depressing...Don't go! This,was about the only store of any quality, most of the street had closed down stores

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Boydton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A short walk from the cruise terminal on the main street is this wonderful gallery of local artists. No admission fee. Well worth the visit.

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a wonderful Craft Centre in downtown Sydney, have been a member since 1998 when I moved to Sydney, have taken many courses at the centre and have taught a few, very friendly staff and have met many friends through the centre. Look forward to Wednesday when our Rug Hooking Guild meets, come visit us, you are most welcome.

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

High end shopping experience with my daughter. Quality products you will find only here and that special gift. Customer service excellent and very knowledge about all items.

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Additional Information about Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Address: 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P1C8, Canada
Phone Number: 9025397491
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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