Cumberland Landmark Hosts Pop-up Art Gallery

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Haddad S&S Foodliner, Cumberland’s general store for decades, is retailing locally produced fine art and craft from February 19 to 21

Previously a place to buy bread and milk, Haddad S&S Foodliner at 2565 Old Montreal Road, in Cumberland will soon retail locally produced fine art and craft. Creations Cumberland opens as a pop-up art gallery from February 19 to 21 in the vacant store, thanks to the generosity of store owner John Haddad.

Currently for sale, the 1876-era building has always been Cumberland’s general store. John Haddad operated the S&S Foodliner for 30 years until his retirement. While awaiting a buyer, the local landmark will be transformed into an art gallery for three days.

Creations Cumberland features the work of 14 artists from Cumberland and the surrounding area. The gallery will feature paintings, photography, sculpture and fine craft including folk art, hooked rugs, stained glass, ceramics, needle felting and other unique handmade items.

Pop-up art gallery features the works of 14 artists.

Artists include Susan Ashbrook, Craig Clark, Judy Conn, Rebecca Dufton, Isaac Fouchard, Janis Fulton, Diana Westwood Guy, Louis Gignac, Joan Kallio, Hélène Martin, Lynne McDiarmid, David Millen, Kerstin Peters, and Dale Simmons.

The event was organized by the local artists, who will operate the gallery over the three days. Creations Cumberland will promote the creative talents of local artists and it aims to stimulate future events such as studio tours, art workshops and group shows. Cumberland is a charming rural village east of Ottawa that features an historic museum, a vibrant farmers’ market and the newly opened Black Walnut Bakery and Café.

Meet the artists: Friday, February 19 (from 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallery hours: Saturday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more details on the artists, see

Contact: Rebecca Dufton at 613 833-0276,

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