Bryant Art Gallery is committed to bringing one-of-a-kind art and splendid aesthetic displays to Birmingham’s creative cognoscenti. With a collection spanning the pigment-and-canvas styles of the old masters through sculpture, mixed media, and screaming performance artists, Bryant’s friendly staff stands eager to assist patrons in finding the perfect complement for home décor. Selections from a series of 8'x10' oil paintings start at $45.
A mom herself, the experienced photographer behind Mommies Memories Photography eschews traditional posing inside a studio, instead traveling to subjects’ homes or favorite outdoor locales to capture them as their most comfortable selves. Believing that everyone deserves beautiful family photos on their walls, she assembles affordable photo-shoot packages and puts her expertise to use in serving families in need through several local charities.
Dedicated to a next-day turnaround for many assignments, Thompson's encases everything from diplomas to completed jigsaw puzzles within the ornate borders of more than 2,000 customizable frames. Guests can also peruse a collection of 300 ready-made frames that will fit snugly around standard-size pictures, or commission custom tabletop frames to showcase unconventionally sized posters. More than 100 framed, beveled mirrors further populate the store, silently reflecting the reversed T-shirt graphics and snarky grins of each shopper's personal doppelgänger. Frames and mirrors are complemented by a collection of original oil paintings, which help homeowners adorn their walls with a colorful still life, a muted landscape, or an unflinchingly honest portrayal of the human condition.
For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.
Southern Quick Print is a printing paradise equipped with tools, machines, and manpower working together to provide services ranging from offset and large-format printing to more-specialized jobs such as die-cutting and embossing. The copycat robots in the shop will make a standard 8.5"x11" black-and-white copy for a dime and will make a bulk order of 500 copies for $25. You can also collaborate with the friendly experts to produce eye-catching full-color banners ($7 per square foot, includes basic design) or brain-catching business cards (starting at $35 for 250).