Observe an artist at work and paint yourself into the artistic process by dropping in on one of the 31 artisan studios and 125 art galleries & shops promoting Nova Scotian artisans across the province.
Experience a wide range of art—from glass, silver and ceramics to woodcarving and quilts - made with local materials and local inspiration. It’s an inspiring way to get close to the history and culture of Nova Scotia.
Cape Breton Artisan Trail
Artistic creation meets natural beauty all around Cape Breton's Artisan Trail. With its dramatic coastal views and highland scenery, Cape Breton is a spectacular source of inspiration for artists on the island. From potters along the North Shore to galleries in the Highlands, from rug hookers in Cheticamp to the jewellers everywhere in-between, imagine yourself there.
Meet the artisans and discover fascinating blends of traditional and avant-garde, functional and aesthetic, simple and sophisticated. You just might be inspired to come back again and again.
Nova Scotia Économusées
The Économusée network showcases heritage arts and crafts demonstrations with artisans at work. Join the experience and observe traditional rug hooking, working with pewter, or the creation of hammocks at one of the three Nova Scotia Économusées.