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Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

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Address: 322 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1C8, Canada
Phone Number: 9025397491
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Beautiful hand crafted items in a range of prices.

I started my Christmas shopping here! What a lovely selection of locally made items. Looking for a real souvenir? This is the place to buy something special for yourself or a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
margomac2014
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Amherst, Canada
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Amherst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I started my Christmas shopping here! What a lovely selection of locally made items. Looking for a real souvenir? This is the place to buy something special for yourself or a gift!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Sydney is not large or cosmopolitan, so we were surpeised tomfind a craft shop carrying many top quality pieces, at top quality prices. Worth a visit if you like fine crafts and craftsmanship.

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We went here looking for something different to take home to friends but found that there was just the usual categories of jewellery, pottery, art, some leather and textiles and a few foodie things. We had hoped for something First Nations but we may need to go elsewhere for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Located in Downtown Sydney on Charlotte Street, the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and design displays regularely pieces from local artists and offers classes for all ages - weaving, pottery, jewelery making and so on. Come in and have a peak!

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a great place to come if you want to source out locally made - higher end - items. Wonderful selection of sterling silver jewelry not to mention the wooden carved items and clothing.

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Sydney, Ns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Love the displays and unique gift ideas, especially as they are made by local artisans! If you're looking for something special for someone special or someone hard to buy for, look no more!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Visited as part of the Celtic Colours festival for a couple of exhibitions including 'off the wall' Excellent standard of work. Downstairs is an excellent gift shop with artisan items for sale. Parking a bit tricky, but eventually found on street parking near to the venue.

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Lots of lovely and unusual crafts from lots of different designers. Really worth it. Looking at the waterfront it is on the left hand side of the shopping road.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

A nice variety of craftwork by Nova Scotian artists. On the second floor, there is a display of hooked and quilted art work - these items are not for sale.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

You'll find jewelry, textiles, paintings and hand carved wood here. Prices are very reasonable. Take home a souvenir and support the locals

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