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Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Worth a visit

Worth a visit. Local artists displayed. Many wood crafts. Bought a Larchwood (Cape Breton... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Baba1215
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Toronto, Canada
Beautiful local arts

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tammyBaltimore_Md
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 August 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...More

5  Thank Adrianne P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 July 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...More

4  Thank PMFHalifax
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 10 August 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!

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 3 August 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.

Thank cyndicressman1957
Reviewed 5 June 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

1  Thank 580RichardN
CapeBretonCraft, Manager at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 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 9 April 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

2  Thank huronhawk
CapeBretonCraft, Manager at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 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 1 April 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

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CapeBretonCraft, Manager at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 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

Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Centre fro Craft and design has the best quality art pieces on the Island. From oil paintings to pottery it has it all. I would highly recommend.

Thank CynthiaMargaret
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I’ve previously visited Cape Breton and have seen many beautiful examples of local arts and crafts. This craft centre has a very poor selection and is grossly over priced. I was hoping to see a selection of rug hooking from the Cheticamp area, but there...More

1  Thank Nankays
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