People visit Prince Edward Island looking for unique experiences, and that certainly applies to the artwork and crafts created here. If it's something specific you're after, you'll likely find it being made somewhere on the Island. Our skilled craftspeople are busy year-round, producing one-of-a-kind treasures you simply won't find anywhere else. Our mills have woven creations made from the wool of their very own sheep and alpaca; the assortment of sweaters, mittens, hats, scarves, blankets, and rugs is breathtaking. Pottery studios display and sell decorative and functional items. Seasoned woodworkers are turning cups and bowls, and producing carved masterpieces, even as you read this. Stained glass, wrought iron, handmade soaps? It's all here. Painting, sculpture, photography, prints? How much time do you have? Watch the artisans as they work. Tour their workshops. Take a PEI Studio Tour. Or sign up for an Authentic PEI Experience and try your hand at creating your own unique reminder of this one-of-a-kind place.
When you buy a souvenir, you're purchasing a reminder of the place you visited. When you acquire something from a skilled artisan, you're taking home a real part of the place-its history, culture, and people. The number of artists producing masterful works of creativity here is startling. Each is waiting to share a piece of their beautiful Island.
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While visiting the Confederation Centre of the Arts, which houses eastern Canada's largest gallery, don't forget to drop in to the first-rate gift shop, as well as the Art Sales and Rental office which carries a large selection of works by local artists.
We also have great down-town areas and malls in major communities as well as the fun atmosphere of boardwalk boutiques and summer shopping outlets in places like Cavendish.
You can also drop by one of our Farmers' Markets located in Charlottetown, Kensington, Wood Islands and Summerside and enjoy the wonderful selection of local and organic fresh produce, flowers, arts and crafts as well as freshly made coffee and baked goods.
If you're in the market for lots of fun and you enjoy hunting for hidden treasures, you've come to the right place. Take a moment to browse through these links to plan your shopping trip.