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Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Local works of art

Beautiful store. Local art by local artists in many different media. Knit wear, jewelry, paintings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
527lisea
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North Sydney, Canada
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A place to shop or be creative!

The classes offered at the Centre for Craft and Design are excellent. There is a wide variety of... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
clboutilier
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Sydney, Canada
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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...more
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322 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1C8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful store. Local art by local artists in many different media. Knit wear, jewelry, paintings etc. Fyi, it's pricey but one of a kind. They offer classes in different media as well. Absolutely worth checking out

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 527lisea
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The classes offered at the Centre for Craft and Design are excellent. There is a wide variety of classes. As well their artist shop on the first floor provides a wide array of beautiful local art pieces to purchase. It is an excellent spot to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clboutilier
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Worth a visit. Local artists displayed. Many wood crafts. Bought a Larchwood (Cape Breton Manufactured) Cutting board. See photo. Would have bought more of the wood crafts, like the wood plates which could be used as cheese plates or snack plates. Also very helpful and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Store right on the main street, beautiful art and jewelry all locally made. Staff extremely helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Worth stopping by if you are searching for work by local artisans or just browsing. Includes all kinds of crafts (food to jewelry) with especially nice glass section. Should improve on hospitality. This is the only place in Cape Breton I did not feel welcomed!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fabienneM964
Reviewed August 5, 2018

his stopre has a little bit of everything from food stuff to clothes to souvenier trinkets. All at reasonable prices.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank davidbU2763OT
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Such a wonderful time I had touring through this spot full of unique craft items. Could have easily spent a great deal more time than I had just enjoying the beautiful hand made pieces. Make time to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cyndicressman1957
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Just stopped in after seeing a Visitor Center brochure. Very nice selection of local art, pottery,jewelry, wood, etc. Bought a very unique pewter pendant for my wife for a bargain price. Great place to kill an hour in Sydney.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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CapeBretonCraft, Manager at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Hi Richard, Thank you for stopping by the Centre on your recent trip to Sydney. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and took home a Piper Pewter pendant! Thanks for taking the time to review and hope you have a great day....More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

Nothing particularly significant. Crafts are similar to what find at most cities in the summer. We found better things out in the countryside with better pricing as well.More

Date of experience: August 2017
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CapeBretonCraft, Manager at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to visit the Centre and sharing your experience with us. We’re sorry to hear that you thought there was better craft elsewhere. If you happen to be back in Cape Breton again, be sure to pick up...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Tons of excellent choices here of handmade art and craft items for sale. A wide variety of prices so you can be sure to find something in your budget. Gorgeous art, jewelry, pottery, textiles and so much more. Fantastic facilities for classes and hosting events...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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CapeBretonCraft, Manager at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Hello, Thanks so much for visiting Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design and taking the time to review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Centre and our craft which is handmade by over 90+ Cape Breton artisans. If you are travelling around...More

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