The Da Artisti Gallery and Studio in Cumberland Village is the only place east of the Hwy 417/174 split that sells unique one-of-a-kind items made by local artists that make the perfect gift for that unique one-of-a-kind person on your shopping list.
Located in the old general store building on Old Montreal Road, Da Artisi has everything from handmade jewelry and printed handbags and scarves to fuzed-glass ornaments and inlaid wood charcuterie boards.
And this is the perfect weekend to visit Cumberland Village, located just 10 minutes east of Orléans as the small town is holding it’s annual Christmas Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at four different locations including Da Artisti.
In opening the studio and gallery, owner Wendy Canci has created a space where local artists and artisans can display and sell their work in a one stop location.
The shelves are overflowing with unique artwork: jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, soaps, candles, scarves, and so much more. The walls of the gallery are adorned with exquisite paintings and woodwork.
When it comes to unique gift items you won’t anything more unique the book art pieces by Lise Forgues. Each piece takes over 100 hours to make.
The studio specializes in fused glasswork made by Wendy Canci, Martine Marceau and Jennifer Kelly. From gorgeous wall hangings and sculptures to decorative bowls and vases, to sushi sets and more: no two pieces are alike. The same can be said for the stained-glass creations made by the talented Diana Atkinson, whose pieces hang in the gallery’s windows.
Among the local artists featured at Da Artisti is Deborah Lyall who is famous for her fibre and textile art which includes handbags pocketbooks, clothing and small original art pieces as well as hand-stitched Christmas ornaments.
The gallery sells exceptional woodwork creations made by Ron Lacroix and Serge and Sheila Parisien, metal sculptures made by Ron Matton and ceramics created by Katherine Arnold.
When it comes to jewelry cabinets the gallery sells handmade pieces designed and made by Nathalie Brunelle as well as hand-blown glass creations by Barbara Ham and Janet Evans.
When it comes to wall art, Da Artisti has watercolour paintings by Danielle Beaulieu, marquetry by Brian Phillips, acrylic and oils by Mary Douglas and pyrography by Joanne Lacroix.
So as you can see, there is something for everyone at the Da Artisti Studio and Gallery in Cumberland Village. You can get there by driving east down St. Joseph Blvd. which turns into Old Montreal Road past Trim Road, or you can take Hwy. 174 east and turn left at the light at Cameron Street. Da Artisti is located at 2565 Old Montreal Rd. near the corner of Old Montreal and Dunning Roads.