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“Beautiful artwork and crafts”

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Sydney, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Beautiful artwork and crafts”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

This is a treasure trove of local art. The prints, paintings, jewelry, and sculpture change regularly. It is great to have so many artists with their pieces on display. If you are not into shopping perhaps their classes or seminars would interest you more. Their schedule is posted on their website, or you can call for information on any upcoming sessions.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Stacia B
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Sydney, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't Pass It By!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Most definitely worth a stop in. You won't regret it! So many lovely artists have such a variety on display and for sale. And more comes in all the time!

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank LisaMacIntyre
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful products from local artisans”
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 pleasure to support local artisans. There's another craft shop nearby (also on Charlotte Street) called Artisans in the Attic on the second floor of a store nearby that has a wide selection and some less expensive items.

Visited August 2013
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5 Thank Adrianne P
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Sydney
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A center of wonderful treasures and beautiful works of art.”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

If you want an opportunity to see some of the beautiful work that local artisans create this is a place you will want to visit. Wonderful items from original paintings to jewelry and pottery (as well as other items). Items are available in a wide range of prices as well. You may not be in the market for any of these items but if you appreciate beautiful crafted items you may want to stop in for a visit.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank MamaIv
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Great Review of Cape Breton Talent”
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 quick visit here.

Visited July 2013
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4 Thank PMFHalifax
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