Behind every painting there is a story and within every building there is also a tale. It all began back in the 1900s for the building that Galerie Q now calls home on County Road 10. Originally built and utilized as the first post office in town the building is situated at the 4 corners of Cavan, perfectly set in the heart of the community.
The Cavan Monaghan township is picturesque, providing views of mountains, valleys, farms and creeks and all within 20 km of the City of Peterborough. It is also home to several nationally well-known artists and each year more members of the art community relocate to the area. Cavan is the ideal mix of relaxed country and bustling city life.
There are currently 44 historically designated properties in the Township and many others of interest to the Ontario Heritage Act. Needler's Mill, an 1820 built flour and saw mill, still stands adjacent to a dam that was constructed 192 years ago. The Old Firehall was built in 1881 and is now home to the Firefighters' Association Museum. It is that variety of local history that drew Galerie Q to the area and with it, the desire to keep that history alive.
In the past four decades, 1521 County Road 10 has housed a butcher shop, a restaurant and a tea room. After nearly four years of renovations and a lot of TLC, the walls now display the beautiful artwork of French Canadian and Canadian artists and the halls are welcome to many daily visitors. Maintaining the story of the building and recognizing the potential within was an important part to the restoration and origin of Galerie Q.
Stop by the gallery to connect with the local history and experience the culture of Galerie Q.
Winter hours: Thursday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.