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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
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+1 902-539-7491
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00

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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local talent

While browsing Charlotte St.,pop your nose in and have a boo. You'll see a constantly revolving display of local artists displays. A lot of talent in this area.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David R
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While browsing Charlotte St.,pop your nose in and have a boo. You'll see a constantly revolving display of local artists displays. A lot of talent in this area.

Thank David R
Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went their with a friend and she was amazed at all the local arts and crafts.The space is very open and displayed very well.The staff are very informative and friendly.Would definatly recommend it to local traffic and tourists and one of a kind gifts.

Thank Hattiemae777
Sydney, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I took a couple of oil painting classes offered at the Centre and learned a lot about painting as well as enjoying the social aspect of sharing the experience.

Thank cotekatherine
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful crafts by Cape Breton artisans, everything from quilts, jewellery, pottery, paintings , wood turning par excellence And much more.

Thank jdmacp67
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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

Thank Fred F
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

Thank trainfan2000
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

Thank Moki75
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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.

Thank MandoDave
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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.

Thank Chckzkz
Port Moody, Canada
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Reviewed 11 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 

Thank Mellie2013

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