Art isn't merely housed at Artisan Works?it's born here. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes galleries showcasing thousands of regional artists as well as onsite studios where creators pour their imaginations onto canvas, wood, and clay. You can watch them while they work as you check out the paintings and sculptures in the galleries. A non-profit organization, Artisan Works relies on individual and corporate support for funding.
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.
With 45 years of wicker-weaving experience, Ridge Rattan decorates homes and apartments with its own original pieces and other furnishings from well-known brands. Living up to their legacy as rattan workers and antique-basketball-hoop designers, the talented craftsmen fill floor space with handsome cane work in pieces such as a 20"x17" rattan bench ($250) or a 24-inch rattan glass-top end table ($175). Enhance a drab bedroom or den with elegant items from notable labels, such as armoires from American Drew and Lane Venture or sofa sets from Norwalk and Braxton Culler. Ridge Rattan also cradles bodies with seats made in-house, such as Mackey chairs ($300) and custom stools ($197), both personalized with the shopper's choice of finish, fabric, and hidden booby traps.
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.
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.
Thread's eclectic selectic includes clothing from designers both local and international, as well as objects with which to dress homes. Honor the oft-neglected foot with OBEY Sierra Socks ($14), or locally source your bodycovering with Rochester-based Hell on Earth's "The Traitor" t-shirt ($24). Tattooed fashionistas can veil visages in a Belicia dress ($54) or Aileen top ($44) by Jack, while coffee commandoes can punch exhaustion in the face with a Knuckleduster mug ($16). The store's selection outstrips the online viewing options, so expect to find items by designers like Rise Up!, Beautiful Decay, KKBB, Vicki Hartman, Holly Hue, and many more laying in wait for you among the racks, ready to viciously smother you with style.