Lewis Picture Framing’s experienced frame architects construct frames and cut mats to assemble customized frames in-shop. Choose from more than 2,000 frame samples to artfully encase family portraits, paintings, and antique Garbage Pail Kids. Custom framing includes molding, mats, glass, backing, and assembly (an average $150 value) and emergency framing is available for last-minute gifts. Lewis Picture Framing’s quality frames take the art of hanging art beyond such jejune measures as tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape taple staping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.
Since 1965, the devoted team at The Colony Frame and Gallery has helped locals protect and artfully display their most precious photographs, paintings, prints, and more. Two certified picture framers administer the shop's framing services, using their extensive experience to find the most ideal ends to each client's distinctive framing endeavors. Launch the personalized process by stopping in the store with project ideas, questions, gravy, or other enclosure-seeking substances tucked inside your fedora. Clients can peruse an extensive stock of mounting materials for inspiration or talk with a knowledgeable employee about a custom-designed and handcrafted frame for hard-earned diplomas or prized chat-room transcripts.
Within its radiant, turquoise confines, Just Tees’n stocks an array of brightly patterned tops and accessories along with custom-printed shirts. Embroiderers at the in-store Ladies Unique Boutique stitch handbags with the care of a professional bomb squad, always knowing which color schemes defuse the likelihood of an awkward fashion statement. A sparkling selection of silver and turquoise jewelry ($10–$40) provides respite for the cloth-weary and an alternative breakfast option for self-styled Holly Golightlys. Crosses and candles start at $5, and women’s tees adorned with attention-grabbing rhinestones range $15–$48, with even the most decadent jewelry priced less than $50.
Eschewing corny formulas and time-consuming daguerrotypes, Shot by Angel designs comprehensive senior portrait packages that bring your fresh-faced pre-collegiate's personality to the forefront. Whether you choose to stop by the Wolflin Avenue studio, or meet a photographer at any location within 20 miles of Amarillo, Shot by Angel uses specific scenery and props to showcase the interests of its subjects, rather than force everyone to hold bowling balls on horseback. The number of outfits you peacock in is limited only by the depth of your wardrobe, the duration of the shoot, and how quickly you're able to shimmy out of a Dark Phoenix costume and into a spacesuit. After the last shutter has snapped, Shot by Angel will compile the best of the bunch into a CD of high-resolution images that have been lightly retouched, sparing your teen the embarrassment of realizing they had an entire poppyseed bagel stuck in their teeth the whole time. The four-hour package also nabs you 20 photo graduation announcements, putting a personal spin on a significant event.
A destination for kids and adults, the Amarillo Art Institute's mission is to enrich the lives of community members by making art enjoyable and accessible for everyone. Ongoing classes for adults include painting in various mediums, loom weaving, and wheel-thrown pottery. Shorter workshops focus on one creative endeavor that can usually be completed over the course of a day. During the spring and summer, there's the Third Saturday Art Beat, a two-hour event that invites children to freely express themselves with mediums that frequently change based on the session's instructor.