See an artist at work and paint yourself into the artistic process by dropping in on one of the 24 artisan studios across the province. Experience a wide range of art—from glass 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.
Artistic creation meets natural beauty on the Cabot Trail Artisan Loop. With its dramatic coastal views and highland scenery, Cape Breton is a source of inspiration for artists on the island. From potters on the North Shore to galleries in the Highlands, from rug hookers in Cheticamp to the jewellers everywhere in—between, imagine yourself there.
Meet our artisans and discover fascinating blends of traditional and avant—garde, functional and aesthetic, simple and sophisticated. You just might be inspired to come back.
Nova Scotia Économusées
The Économusée network showcases heritage arts and crafts demonstrations with artisans at work. Join the experience and observe traditional rug hooking, wine making, working with pewter, or working with fused glass at one of the four Nova Scotia Économusées.