The winner of seven consecutive Best Custom Framing awards from CityVoter users, Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing stocks more than 2,300 frames, including work by industry mainstay Larson-Juhl. Its skilled framers meld function and aesthetic form to secure works of art in everything from American hardwood to 22-karat-gold-leafing frames to metal handcuffs. Aside from framing, the staff also restores faded or creased photos to their original vivid states and brings photos to life by converting them into imitation oil paintings or watercolors that look like they were born from hours of meticulous brushstrokes.
The experts at Art & Frame Express help customers tweak the colors and textures of each custom-framed project until it’s ready. This helps clients make informed decisions among the store’s simple and ornate frames before the professionals transform an oil painting, tapestry, or diploma into a wall-ready masterpiece. In addition to outlining artwork, the staff uses digital printing to generate archival-quality giclées, design photo collages, and restore photographs taken during the days when cameras ran on coal. They also pair homeowners with artwork and snap passport photos before international flights.
With 31 years in the abracadabra arts, The Magic Shop stocks a plethora of items for beginners of all ages, seasoned sorcerers, and hobbyists. Choose from more than 850 magic tricks, such as Nickels to Dimes ($12.50), a feat that turns nickels into dimes via a instruction-explained device and a few minutes of practice, or the Magic Coloring Book ($12.50), which, like a new highway overpass, initially appears blank but then magically fills up with drawings. Other baubles on hand include stage illusions and bar tricks.
Photobelle Photo Booth's friendly technicians usher party guests into a spacious enclosure that compresses candid moments into studio-quality mementos in full color or black and white. Guests at weddings and corporate events don boas and silly hats before flashing teeth at a Canon T3 12.1-megapixel camera, which sends stoic poses, artful expressions, and photo-bombing cowlicks through a high-speed dye-sublimation digital printer. Using self-laminating print technology, the device rolls out flawless photos in 13 seconds. Each rental session doles out unlimited photos and duplicates, all adorned with custom logos or event headers.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”