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.
The bright, multihued confines boast well-organized shelves, a wide variety of top-brand products, and a personable, welcoming staff who delight memory lovers with a dizzying array of nostalgia accoutrements. Generate craft buzz with Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 6 ($16.99), or score the latest edition of Magnolia Ink magazine chock full of whimsical cards, step-by-step tutorials on whipping up your own greeting square art, and inspiration from two-dimensional Mother's Day rose petals ($11.99). The Best of Card Creations book bursts forth with more than 500 designs of aesthetically pleasing cardboard salutations for occasions ranging from holidays to plant birthdays ($18.99). Youthful illustrators will pass countless hours with the artistic activities and bird-hosted paper tea parties detailed in the little girl kit ($14.99).
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
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.
With a stylish selection and an expert team, EyeCare Associates stocks frames by designers such as Kate Spade, Nine West, Hugo Boss, and Guess. Comprised of doctors and eyewear specialists, the team can screen for eye disease, administer eye exams, fit contact lenses, and repair old frames.
Craig and Carol Mitchell opened their specialty paper and stationery shop after finding themselves "bored with a lack of responsibility" in retirement, as they told Shelby Living. Today, their shop's shelves are lined with colorful invitations, stationery, and anything-but-boring paper goods. The store’s house brand is forged from 100% cotton and made without chopping any tree or offending any shrub. Crane & Co. notes and special resume envelopes ensure stylish personal and professional communication, and a host of wedding invitations beckon lucky guests to bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and rehearsal-dinner dress rehearsals.