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Boutique shops are found across the province

Dots and Lpops – Lunenburg

Fiddle Maker in Cape Breton

Halifax Farmers' Market

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Nova Scotia shops and artisans—mighty unique!


It’s all here. You’ll find artisans working in many different media, including visual arts, sculpture, wood, glass, quilting and specialty foods. From hand-crafted chocolates, fudge and other confections to casting molten pewter, from blown glass to hooked rugs, visitors will always find something unique to take home as a memory of their visit.


Related to the artisans and shops across the province are the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design and the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council.


The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, a not for profit organization, is an integral and leading force in the educational, promotional and economic development of the craft sector on Cape Breton Island, with a membership of over 250 individuals and organizations. It offers a variety of educational opportunities in both contemporary and traditional crafts, 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.


The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council represents over three hundred individual artisans and craft enthusiasts through markets, exhibitions and other activities. The NSDCC also manages the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design. The Centre has five well-equipped studios in pottery, jewellery and metal, woodworking, textiles, and multi-purpose where courses are offered to the public in spring, summer, fall and winter semesters. Also housed within the Centre is the Mary E. Black Gallery, Nova Scotia's only public gallery with a fine craft mandate, hosting local, regional, national and international fine craft exhibitions year round.


Visitors can also fill up on local produce and crafts at local farmers’ markets across the province, including the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Yarmouth Farmers’ Market, Wolfville Farmers’ Market and the Masstown Market & Catch of the Bay Fish Market.