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Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

322 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1C8, Canada
+1 902-539-7491
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Beautiful pieces

The Centre fro Craft and design has the best quality art pieces on the Island. From oil paintings... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Sydney, Canada
Over-priced, limited selection

I’ve previously visited Cape Breton and have seen many beautiful examples of local arts and crafts... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Owen Sound, 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 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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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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322 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1C8, Canada
+1 902-539-7491
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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

Thank Nankays
Reviewed 30 October 2017

They had some beautiful items in that store. I liked the stained-glass windows the most. It was so attractive. They had some postcards as well and beautiful quilts. They even had some paintings. I enjoyed exploring the beauty of this shop. It was worthwhile to...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Extremely nice arts and crafts as well as beautiful art work and jewelry, right off the main street in town.

1  Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The facility is very nice. Might have rated higher but the craft shops were closed. Display of hand crafted ear rings in the lobby nicely done and thankfully the shop selling them was close as the wife was interested in several pairs.

Thank Bhoff4273
Reviewed 12 October 2017

got drawn in by the pretty stained glass in the window and stayed to see it all. Wow! great showcase of local talent.

Thank nickytat
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a perfect place to stop for some lovely local crafts . I especially love the knitted items . Bought a gorgeous scarf here, nice keepsake.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the best place to get a true Cape Breton craft item .A wide variety of artists to select from at differing prices. Part of my special events shopping plan

Thank jmalc0m
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Worth a visit if you are in Sydney to see some of the local crafts. This was one of the few places that was open when we visited on a week-day morning. Unfortunately, many of the downtown stores and restaurants were either closed or empty...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This center features interesting and widely priced pieces of arts, craft and other artisanal products from the Cape Breton area. It is on the main street of the old Sydney downtown.

Thank shri420
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