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Arts North

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28571 Cabot Trail

902-383-2911


Arts North, located near the northern tip of Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail, is an artisan’s consignment gallery retailing only high quality arts and crafts produced exclusively on Cape Breton Island.

Designed, constructed and managed by professional artisans, Arts North has, since its founding in 1978, adhered to its “Cape Breton only” philosophy, maintaining only two overriding criteria for inclusion in its retail display.  Work exhibited and retailed through Arts North must:
•    Be produced on Cape Breton Island by artists and artisans residing on the Island;
•    Be of a quality high enough to pass examination by the artisans who make up the Arts North selection committee

Displayed for retail sale in the gallery are works in:
•    Stoneware pottery
•    Silver
•    Fibre, including knitting, quilting, hooking, weaving, canvas floorcloths,
•    Wood
•    Basketry
•    Prints,
•    Glass
•    And other media as may be added to the collection from time to time

With Arts North’s 20+ artisans based throughout Cape Breton, it’s not surprising that an environmental theme runs through the collection of work retailed in the gallery.  Pottery with whale, shorebird, moose and marine figures, hooked mats depicting mountain-to-ocean scenes from the northern tip of the island, jewellery combining silver and driftwood or beach glass, floor cloths and quilts with floral or wildlife designs, framed wildflower prints… all grace the walls. shelves and floors of the gallery’s post and beam interior space.

As a service to visitors, items purchased at Arts North may be shipped home, as worldwide shipping is offered.  A selection of items may be seen at www.arts-north.com

Gallery hours are 9-6 daily, June through October.  Visa, Mastercard and Debit are accepted.

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