Formerly a place to buy bread and milk, Haddad S&S Foodliner (2565 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland) will once again retail locally produced fine art and craft. Creations Cumberland 2 opens as a temporary art gallery from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Thanks to the generosity of store owner John Haddad, this is the second pop-up gallery event to be held in the venue.
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. The local landmark first hosted a temporary art gallery in February 2016. Following the successful first event, the weekend gallery repeats the formula, adding some new guest artists.
Creations Cumberland 2 features fine art and fun, functional hand-crafted items. On display are paintings, photography, sculpture, fibre art and fine craft, including folk art hooked rugs, stained glass, ceramics, wooden benches, men’s ties, and other unique handmade items.
Artists include: Marie Anzai, Susan Ashbrook, Craig Clark, Paul Charron, Judy Conn, Rebecca Dufton, Judy Enright, Isaac Fouchard, Janis Fulton, Louis Gignac, Joan Kallio, Doreen Meyer, David Millen, Michael D. Smith, and Anne Warburton.
The event was organized by the local artists, who will operate the gallery over the three days. Creations Cumberland 2 promotes the creative talents of artists from Cumberland and the surrounding area.
Cumberland is a charming rural village 20 minutes east of downtown Ottawa which features a heritage museum, a vibrant farmers’ market and the popular Black Walnut Bakery and Café.