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Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Address: 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P1C8, Canada
Phone Number: 9025397491
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Ranked #40 of 174 things to do in Sydney
Type: Art galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
Owner description: We serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and recreational practitioners to...
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Type: Art galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
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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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely items to view and purchase. All made in local area.Quality momento or gift. Very central.Reasonable prices.

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North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

There is such a fabulous variety of skilled craftsmen in Cape Breton and most of them are represented in this wonderfully laid out space, lots of atmosphere, great display areas and a wonderful staff. You can find a special piece of jewellry, a great piece of pottery, hand carved wooden items, knit wear, paintings by local artists, you name it,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

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