The knowledgeable team at Jerry’s Artarama stockpile a vast selection of art supplies for amateur and professional projects. Staff members roam the store answering art questions and help track down hard-to-find supplies for any medium including wrapped canvases and invisible ink. The onsite custom-framing shop outfits works in traditional wood and aluminum frames with a variety of matting options to enhance and preserve enveloped images. The emporium also hosts workshops throughout the month to develop oil- and watercolor-painting techniques, as well as demos to meet and learn from instructors in a more informal setting.
There is barely a spot behind the desk at Frame-Art Gallery that is not covered in frame samples of all wooden colors and finishes, their upside-down v’s pointed toward the ceiling. In other areas, the walls support framed prints, diplomas, bridal photography, photos, and paintings, with a focus on African American and Civil War subjects. The staff turns 35 years of experience toward every preservation project, whether protecting art from UV damage with conservation glass or immortalizing sports and military memorabilia in shadow boxes.
VA Shirt Shop's services make it easy to wear your heart on your sleeve. Customers begin by choosing an article of clothing, such as a T-shirt or hoodie, then launch the shop's digital design tool. Acting as their own designer, they can decorate their apparel with custom sayings or images downloaded from their email, social-media accounts, phone, or photographic memory. Professional graphic-design services can also be used to create a company logo or customize uniforms for athletic teams, and VA Shirt Shop's own team can capably handle large orders ranging from a dozen T-shirts to 1,000 or more.
Richmond magazine's pages glisten with stories and images of the River City's most intriguing dining, entertainment, shopping, and travel options. Each issue captures an exciting cover story in its glossy grip, detailing notable goings-on and spotlighting local movers and shakers. The monthly's reporters and editors highlight area restaurants in the dining section, and they fill the arts-and-entertainment section with news on upcoming concerts, gallery openings, back-alley dance offs, and theatrical performances. Meanwhile, news features keep locals abreast of politics and regional issues, a health section offers overviews of top doctors and facilities, and the life-and-style section details the ins and outs of fashion, along with articles on which travel hotspots are currently not overrun by gophers. Sister publication R Home arrives every other month with plenty of hints and tricks for home decor, gardening, and organizing.