Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or framed with fallen branches and sugar-free maple syrup can't be enjoyed. Today’s Groupon increases art visibility with $100 worth of custom framing from Baas Framing Studio in Madison Valley. Baas's quality frames elevate any art's artful hanging beyond tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape staple-taping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.
Walls garnished with thought-provoking masterpieces make living rooms into museums with couches where friends and family love to lounge. Baas has acted as a secondary curator to museums with couches all over the city by offering always-friendly and knowledgeable art advice. The staff can help you select the most fitting frame to fit your art from a massive sea of framing options. Baas stocks frames from more than a dozen companies and has specialty designs; prices range from $5 to $45 per foot, depending on the glass, matting, and other options.
Baas's staff can also help you start the process of wall-wonderment by connecting you to local artists who can create a painting or craft a masterpiece to match your style or couch's style. The studio is a family-owned business that has three art majors on staff with a combined two decades of experience. Baas Framing's art expertise and extensive frame selection mean there's a frame for any fancy and an expert framesman to match and surgically attach it.
Mayor Gregory J. Nickels awarded Baas Framing Studio the city’s Small Business Award in 2007, praising owner Karrie Baas:
- Karrie’s passionate dedication to nurture her employees, mentor emerging artists and give back to her community, shine through her small business that is a gem of the Madison Valley. – Mayor Gregory J. Nickels
Two Yelpers give Baas 4.5 stars:
While waiting for your custom frame to arrive, you might contemplate one of these brainteasers from the popular young adult series Amy Eckers: Alibi Buster. Girl detective and all-around good friend Amy Eckers helps vindicate framed individuals by seeing through every false alibi. Can you?
The Case: Toni Jorgensen, the antique shop owner, is hired to polish Amy’s grandmother’s antique vase, when, according to Jorgensen, the cleaning lady came in and broke it. “I wasn’t even here,” says Jorgensen, a single tear rolling down from the outside of her eye. “I was visiting my sick aunt in the hospital.” How does Amy know she is lying?
The Solution: Toni Jorgensen is Flemish, and therefore a liar by birth. Plus, Jorgensen’s aunt, a locally known hypochondriac, has been denied entrance to the emergency room for all but visible injuries.
The Case: A rock guitarist is coming to town. Everyone is excited. When he arrives, the show is canceled. “I’m sorry,” says the guitarist, applying lotion to his perfectly smooth hands. “But all of this equipment is broken. I need to take it to the next town and fix it.” How does Amy know he is a crook?
Solution: A real rock guitarist doesn’t need working equipment to bring joy to a community. All he needs is the spirit of music. This man is a fraud, and the real guitarist is almost certainly already dead.
The Case: Local bully Chaz Shamwrought has won the town marathon. “It was nothing,” says Chaz, wiping generous sweat from his brow before opening up his half-full water bottle that has been resealed using a lighter. “I just gave it my all. I’m not even in it for the cash prize.” He uncrosses his legs, revealing unchafed thighs. How does Amy know he cheated?
Solution: Amy’s father was also in the race. Amy’s parents met on the running team in high school and it remained their passion for many years, but in recent months, stress at work has caused Amy’s father to become heavier and slower in his movements but quicker to anger. One day, Amy interrupted her mother to tell her that she had a phone call, catching her mom packing a suitcase. When Amy told her father, he became very quiet and began training for the marathon the next day. Amy knows that her father must win because it’s the only way to save her family, and no one, not even Chaz Shamwrought, is more powerful than the bond of family. Everything is going to be okay.
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