Poster Art's climate-controlled, 3,000-square-foot gallery, nestled amidst the eclectic shops of Monroe Avenue, has been lining its walls with racks of posters, prints, and canvas transfers for 30 years. The company special-orders rare items, such as out-of-print posters and captures of Charlie Chaplin's voice. Glossy Jim Morrison and Red Hot Chili Peppers images keep company with fine-art, lithograph, and vintage pieces. Plak-mounting is a unique framing technique that mounts prints on wood with a durable laminate seal, providing a distinctive display while also protecting images from the elements and impromptu condiment explosions.
The literature lovers at Writers & Books welcome readers to revel and mingle in costumes inspired by their favorite character at the store's annual masquerade. From 8 p.m. to midnight, partygoers of all ages can enjoy a ball with a literary twist that doesn't end in being turned back into a pumpkin carved in the likeness of Mr. Hyde. To prepare for the bash, party planners deck each room in the store—a historic former police precinct building—in the trappings of a genre such as horror, sci-fi, romance, fairytale, or mystery. In addition to macabre games and readings, the spooky soiree will feature raffles and a spirited costume contest. Attendees should bring cash for drinks, raffle tickets, and tipping the scurrying, disembodied hand that mixes the cocktails.
Hop online to get acquainted with the artists whose work lies just beyond Craft Company No. 6's whimsically adorned doors. Packrats can store tin-foil origami in a five-point star marquetry box ($40), hand-crafted by artisan Gary White, while time-travelers can track their temporal tours with a mini arch clock, made by craftsman Mark Diebolt ($35). Adorn your aural organs with Jane Barthelemy's latest creations, the Strawberry Cream earrings ($44), or ride the wobbly musical note look of the recycled-glass Mayapple Wave ear ornaments ($33). For a more edible accoutrement, try out Screamin' Mimi's Sweet Hot Salsa ($6.50), ideal for scooping up with nachos or simply eating from the top of an ice cream cone.
Gateway has matted masterpieces, protected posters, shielded still lives, and framed photographs since 1984. Offering artwork enthusiasts thousands of frame-molding options, Gateway's creative staff consults with collectors and connoisseurs so that cherished canvas surfaces correspond visually with the colors and designs of the frame. UV-ray protective glass prevents pieces from falling victim to the cultural-deconstructionist rays of the sun, ensuring that Mona Lisa's smile doesn't fall into a frown or that the letters identifying Timmy's hard-earned PhD don't melt into a Rorschach inkblot. Museum-quality matting beautifies everything from Monets to baby pictures, and mirror-framing services bestow borders to reflective glass. Framing services appeal to objects and art of any size, allowing clients to adorn walls with favorite sports jerseys, ticket stubs, or portraits of previous walls.
Rochester Picture Framing, Inc.’s adept staffers gussy up photos, prints, and keepsakes with mats, custom wood or metal frames, and a panoply of glass coverings. Outfit an 8”x10” portrait with a resplendent rim ($8.50+) equipped with reflection-controlled glass ($6), or stretch a huge 40”x60” canvas to elegantly cover up stains and embarrassing rifts in the space-time continuum on your wall ($76). Check this pricing chart to plan any type of project, whether it’s simply preserving a favorite movie poster or framing the Bunyan family portrait. Additionally, Rochester Picture Framing, Inc. provides rush service at no additional charge.
Paints, papers, canvas, specialty pens, brushes, screen-printing supplies, and easels are all readily available within Hyatt's friendly confines with help from over 40 qualified employees. Custom framing and drawing supplies can be found, along with gifts for your favorite art-lover or beloved statue come to life. Pick up a Magnetic Poetry Kit: The Artist to ease the pain of refrigerator confessionals ($8.57), or delight the doodler-of-kittens kid in your life with the Foster Art Kit K15 Drawing Animals lesson ($18.95). Quality art supplies abound within this historic company, which means you have no excuse to keep associating with those one-dimensional stick figure friends.