Events – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Events

Creative Entrepreneur’s Symposium

Join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College for a day of community connections to learn more about the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Designs Mikmaw Arts and Creative Entrepreneurship Programs and how they can help you achieve success with your craft business. We will also feature community partners, discuss wellness strategies for creatives, and explore small business marketing…

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Mi’kmaq Christmas Craft Market

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is excited to be hosting our first Mi'kmaq Christmas Craft Market! Join us on Thursday, December 15th from 12-6PM for the market, which will feature 13 artists working in both contemporary and traditional Mi’kmaq craft. There will be beading, visual art, pottery, jewellery, and more. Enjoy some free hot chocolate and apple cider while you're here too! For more information, email susan@capebretoncraft.com.

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Shop & Sip

Join us on Thursday, December 8th from 4-7PM for an evening of shopping and sipping in a relaxing holiday atmosphere! Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while our knowledgeable staff help you find the perfect Cape Breton handmade gift for everyone on your list.

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Open House

You're invited to our Open House as we celebrate 50 years, and look forward to the next 50!    Join us on Thursday, October 13th from 3-6PM at the Centre (322 Charlotte Street) for artisan demonstrations, tours, product sampling, cake, prize draws and more.    After the Open House at 6PM, the opening reception for "The Teapots are Having a Party and You're Invited" a pottery exhibition…

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Sustainable Craft Symposium

The Sustainable Craft Symposium was held on September 16, 2022 at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre (50 Maillard St, Membertou). The Sustainable Craft Symposium was a gathering of artists, arts & culture sector workers and sustainability practitioners who are working on the sustainable development of the Unama’ki Cape Breton Island Craft Sector. The symposium provided an opportunity to learn about sustainable arts practices and to co-develop a…

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Annual General Meeting 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:00 p.m. online via Zoom Want to know what the Centre has been up to this past year? Join us for our Annual General Meeting online via Zoom on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Your participation in Centre activities is greatly appreciated and we want you to be part of our future successes…

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Stems & Legs Fine Wine Tasting Fundraiser 2020

You're invited to the 10th annual Stems & Legs! The event will take place Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Stems & Legs is a fundraising event that brings our community together in an appreciation of fine wine paired with a setting of equally fine craft. Come join us for an elegant evening of tasting and learning about 15 wines from around the world.…

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Craft Connect Buyers’ Market 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney Excellent opportunity to: Meet local fine craft producers Source locally produced merchandise View fine craft and art direct from the artisan Trade only. Free to attend, however registration is required. Call Stephanie at 902 539 7491 ext 115 to register.

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Karen Wawer Jewellery and Big Hill Pottery Pop-up Shop

You're invited to Karen Wawer Jewellery and Big Hill Pottery Pop-up Shop! Join us for an exciting pop-up shop with Karen Wawer Jewelry Design and Big Hill Pottery on Saturday, December 14th from 10am – 4pm here at the Centre. ✨ This sale will feature new work by both artists – if you have a jewellery or pottery lover on your shopping list this holiday season, there's no better time…

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Cabotto Chocolates Pop-up Shop

You're invited to Cabotto Chocolates Pop-up Shop! Calling all chocolate lovers! 🍫✨ Cabotto Chocolates is having a pop-up sale here at the Centre on Thursday, December 12th and Friday, December 13th from 10am – 7pm. 🎁 These beautiful and delicious handmade chocolates that are produced in small batches right here on the Cabot Trail. There will be lots of variety to choose from for every chocolate lover on your…

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Artists in Residence Holiday Pop-up Shop

You're invited to the Artists in Residence Holiday Pop-up Shop! We're very excited for our artist in residence pop-up shop happening tomorrow, Friday, December 6th in the Centre's Gallery Shop! Pop-up sales allow you to buy handmade products directly from the artist. This pop-up is all day from 10am – 7pm and will feature work from Tessaramics, Tasha Grace Designs, Josephine Clarke Textiles, Phee's Original Goods and Builderburner Ceramics. We can't wait to…

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Sea Dreams New Collection Launch by Peter Bauer

You're invited Sea Dreams, Peter Bauer's new collection! Join us for Peter Bauer's new collection launch, Sea Dreams, the song of the surf captured in silver. The launch will take place on Thursday, October 10th from 5-7pm at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney. In addition to the launch of the new collection, there will be a draw for a $200 gift…

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Book Launch – With These Hands: Traditional Arts, Crafts, and Trades of Atlantic Canada

Join us for the book launch of With These Hands: Traditional Arts, Crafts, and Trades of Atlantic Canada by Don MacLean on Thursday, October 3rd from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. here at the Centre. In this book published by Nimbus Publishing, Don MacLean explores the traditional crafts of Atlantic Canada, visiting dozens of creators in their workshops, galleries, and homes, giving insight into their process and…

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Little Gems: A Small Works Fundraiser 2019

You're invited to Little Gems, a Small Works Fundraiser! Little Gems is a lively and fun way for ticket holders to own a small work of fine art or craft made and generously donated by our professional artisans. Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design will be hosting this exciting event again on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Here's how it works:  The…

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Stems & Legs Fine Wine Tasting Fundraiser 2019

You're invited to the 9th annual Stems & Legs! The event will take place Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Stems & Legs is a fundraising event that brings our community together in an appreciation of fine wine paired with a setting of equally fine craft. Come join us for an elegant evening of tasting and learning about 15 wines from around the world.…

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Growing a Creative Economy Conference 2019

The Growing a Creative Economy Conference features a variety of speakers, presentation topics and networking opportunities that will help creative and cultural entrepreneurs, communities and organizations expand their knowledge and resources. This conference has attracted creatives and those working in the creative organizations from across Nova Scotia. Attendees are from start-ups, non-profits, established businesses, government, and culture sector leaders. Thursday, March 28, 2019 Membertou Trade & Convention…

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Buyers’ Market 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney Excellent opportunity to: Meet local fine craft producers Source locally produced merchandise View fine craft and art direct from the artisan Trade only. Free to attend, however registration is required. Call Máire at 902 539 7491 ext 115 to register.

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Relax, it’s in the bag

Join us for a day of shopping local in a relaxing holiday atmosphere with knowledgable staff that will help you find the perfect handmade gift for everyone on your list! We'll have delicious samples including coffee and hot chocolate by Night Owl Roasters from 10-4 and beer by Breton Brewing from 4-7. We'll even wrap your presents for you - the cherry on top! Thursday, December 13,…

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2019 Craft Awards

The 2019 Craft Awards at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design are the principle form of recognition for leadership and excellence within the craft sector on Cape Breton Island. The awards are given annually during the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design's Annual General Meeting. The Centre presents three awards including the Excellence in Craft Award, the Craft Sector Contributor Award and the Visual Art…

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 4:00 p.m. Want to know what the Centre has been up to? Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Your participation in Centre activities is greatly appreciated and we want you to be part of our future successes and plans. Please use…

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