Art isn't merely housed at Artisan Works—it's born here. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes galleries showcasing thousands of regional artists as well as onsite studios where creators pour their imaginations onto canvas, wood, and clay. You can watch them while they work as you check out the paintings and sculptures in the galleries. A non-profit organization, Artisan Works relies on individual and corporate support for funding.
Gateway has matted masterpieces, protected posters, shielded still lives, and framed photographs since 1984. Offering artwork enthusiasts thousands of frame-molding options, Gateway's creative staff consults with collectors and connoisseurs so that cherished canvas surfaces correspond visually with the colors and designs of the frame. UV-ray protective glass prevents pieces from falling victim to the cultural-deconstructionist rays of the sun, ensuring that Mona Lisa's smile doesn't fall into a frown or that the letters identifying Timmy's hard-earned PhD don't melt into a Rorschach inkblot. Museum-quality matting beautifies everything from Monets to baby pictures, and mirror-framing services bestow borders to reflective glass. Framing services appeal to objects and art of any size, allowing clients to adorn walls with favorite sports jerseys, ticket stubs, or portraits of previous walls.
With 45 years of wicker-weaving experience, Ridge Rattan decorates homes and apartments with its own original pieces and other furnishings from well-known brands. Living up to their legacy as rattan workers and antique-basketball-hoop designers, the talented craftsmen fill floor space with handsome cane work in pieces such as a 20"x17" rattan bench ($250) or a 24-inch rattan glass-top end table ($175). Enhance a drab bedroom or den with elegant items from notable labels, such as armoires from American Drew and Lane Venture or sofa sets from Norwalk and Braxton Culler. Ridge Rattan also cradles bodies with seats made in-house, such as Mackey chairs ($300) and custom stools ($197), both personalized with the shopper's choice of finish, fabric, and hidden booby traps.
Rochester Picture Framing, Inc.’s adept staffers gussy up photos, prints, and keepsakes with mats, custom wood or metal frames, and a panoply of glass coverings. Outfit an 8”x10” portrait with a resplendent rim ($8.50+) equipped with reflection-controlled glass ($6), or stretch a huge 40”x60” canvas to elegantly cover up stains and embarrassing rifts in the space-time continuum on your wall ($76). Check this pricing chart to plan any type of project, whether it’s simply preserving a favorite movie poster or framing the Bunyan family portrait. Additionally, Rochester Picture Framing, Inc. provides rush service at no additional charge.
Thread's eclectic selectic includes clothing from designers both local and international, as well as objects with which to dress homes. Honor the oft-neglected foot with OBEY Sierra Socks ($14), or locally source your bodycovering with Rochester-based Hell on Earth's "The Traitor" t-shirt ($24). Tattooed fashionistas can veil visages in a Belicia dress ($54) or Aileen top ($44) by Jack, while coffee commandoes can punch exhaustion in the face with a Knuckleduster mug ($16). The store's selection outstrips the online viewing options, so expect to find items by designers like Rise Up!, Beautiful Decay, KKBB, Vicki Hartman, Holly Hue, and many more laying in wait for you among the racks, ready to viciously smother you with style.
Nine Yelpers give George Eastman House a 4.5 star average, while three Judy's Book reviewers give it three stars. Four TripAdvisors give it four owl eyes:
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (24" x 36" pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
After adoring the eclectic style of city boutiques, Pamela Kramer opened Urban Essentialz, a shop packed with funky housewares, gifts, and fashion. Bath products from Pre de Provence pamper with quadruple-milled French soaps ($6.95/250g) and organic shave soap ($18), the preferred cheek-smoother of Rip Van Winkle. Stylistas can browse a huge selection of scarves and accessories, such as a bright pashmina ($22.50) and bold jewelry ($18+).
Home goods, such as a pewter table clock ($24.50) and a hand-painted curio chest ($36), blend practicality with style, and a window-mounted Swarovski crystal rainbow maker ($27.95) casts rainbows on walls to brighten rooms or summon a legion of battle-ready Care Bears.
Hanging Around Frame and art is a local art gallery and custom frame shop. Hanging Around Frame and Art can frame anything from sports and family memorabilia to conservation framing fine art prints & originals. So bring in your photos, prints, jersey's, originals, needle work, to have them professionally custom framed.
The Harris Garden Center evolved from the Harris Seed Company, a Rochester gardening authority since 1879, and it continues to uphold a high horticultural standard through a wide variety of annuals, vegetables, and supplies. The store showcases more than 10 themed Christmas trees, including traditional, Adirondack, and sports-centric saplings. Confuse tree bark by hanging a bulldog ornament ($2.75) from its limbs or let a sports-figure ornament ($6.99) display impossible athletic ability as it stays suspended in the air. Other ornamental options include ballet slippers ($3.99), wine bottles ($4.99–$12.99), and an acutely shrunken school bus ($5.49).
At Erwin's Dry Cleaners, professional garment scrubbers delicately deterge cherished wedding gowns while maintaining their pristine condition for future generations to enjoy. During each dress cleaning, dedicated cleaners restore vestments to their original luster, removing sullying stains from cake, wine, or champagne-powered bottle rockets. After about four weeks, clients return to find a purified symbol of their nuptials, just as spotless and pristine as it was the first time. In addition to restoring precious dresses to their original beauty, the meticulous cloth curators preserve gowns for generations to come, ensuring heartfelt heirlooms for future children, grandchildren, or great danes.
Rochester Linoleum & Carpet One's flooring professionals partner with more than 900 companies to gather a diverse selection of carpet, hardwood, tile, and laminate-flooring materials. Carefully organized shelves help customers quickly browse samples from brands such as Tigressá and American Expressions, and a multilevel warranty system categorizes products according to expected lifetime and level of protection. Expert ground softeners also aim to minimize airborne irritants, such as dust, mold, and dust-covered trapeze artists, by installing new carpeting with signature Healthier Living techniques.
Poster Art's climate-controlled, 3,000-square-foot gallery, nestled amidst the eclectic shops of Monroe Avenue, has been lining its walls with racks of posters, prints, and canvas transfers for 30 years. The company special-orders rare items, such as out-of-print posters and captures of Charlie Chaplin's voice. Glossy Jim Morrison and Red Hot Chili Peppers images keep company with fine-art, lithograph, and vintage pieces. Plak-mounting is a unique framing technique that mounts prints on wood with a durable laminate seal, providing a distinctive display while also protecting images from the elements and impromptu condiment explosions.
For more than 45 years, Unclaimed Freight's family of owners has stocked their expansive showroom with household furniture and mattresses from trusted brands. They can peddle designer merchandise at discount prices thanks to the fact that they purchase closeouts, canceled orders, discontinued products, and armoires that were mistakenly declared haunted. Mattresses from Therapedic and Spring Air slide into sturdy bed frames, while upholstered and leather couches in a variety of styles pair with occasional tables from Ashley or Harden.
Today's deal does not include the cost of materials, which ranges from $20 for a sewing class to $100 for a quilting class.