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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: +1 902-539-7491
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Lots of Beautiful Crafts

We had a good time browsing a nicely displayed variety of crafts, jewelry, wood turnings, pottery and other beautiful handmade items. My wife bought some very cool and unique... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a good time browsing a nicely displayed variety of crafts, jewelry, wood turnings, pottery and other beautiful handmade items. My wife bought some very cool and unique jewelry that was truly one of a kind. Well worth the visit

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to see, and purchase, local crafts and art. There is a good range of prices and if you are looking for a reasonably priced authentic souvenir of the area this would be the place to get it. The people working there are very knowledgeable about the items in the store and are willing to help... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love supporting the local crafts of Cape Breton. You may also enjoy the map provided to hunt out your own finds from the artisans represented by the centre.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place is always worth a stop on your Sydney trip. Great local crafts, reasonably priced, and friendly service. As an added bonus, they had an exhibit of historic Celtic Colours photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Not huge but has a wide variety of art which gives you an sense for the local culture. This was our favorite stop within the city proper.

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Port Moody, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful store full of locally made arts and crafts items. From hooked rugs, to stained or blown glass. There are items to intrigue all. If you are not a shopper, there is a small gallery upstairs that is currently showing "Black and White Night". Photographic images. Beautiful depictions of the Cape Breton lifestyle and culture. Improvements could be made by... More 

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Madison, Wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Every community needs something like this to showcase the local artists. A great place to buy gifts.

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Thank lovethebayarea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I'm drawn to glass and wood and their gallery was very pleasing to me. Some of the work there by Cape Breton artists are amazing. There is a wide variety of jewelry, textile, leather and pottery as well as artwork. Well worth a visit - I'm sure you will find something to bring home as a perfect gift or find... More 

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New Orleans
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very good exhibits and artists on display. This is probably the best art related place in Sydney. Friendly staff, and talented contributors.

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Thank BKtravelNewOrleans
Amherst, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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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