Just as glass protects aquarium-goers from sharks, frames protect art admirers from hearing the earsplitting screams of the subjects trapped beneath. Shield yourself from a shrieking masterpiece with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get $150 worth of custom framing at Borealis Arts. This Groupon is valid at both Tucson locations.
Borealis Arts’ trained framers protect beloved posters and priceless paintings with professional, museum-quality framing. The shop’s art-shielding experts have experience framing works by Picasso and Matisse and can artfully adorn a 16”x20” poster with a black frame and glass ($114.92) or spruce up a 16”x20” family-vacation photo with a 16”x20” black-and-silver frame and a museum-quality double mat and mount ($212.57). Borealis’ framers use computer-aided mat cutting to give customers the immaculate designs they desire, taking the art of hanging art beyond such jejune measures as tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape taple staping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.
Picasso. Matisse. Grandma. Regardless of the artist, Borealis Arts treats each piece like a priceless heirloom. Its Borealis Arts' continued dedication to the high-quality work that they produce that enables them to celebrate their fifth anniversary in business this month. Though much of the frame shop's handiwork can be found in museums, customers don't need to buy a ticket to get a look at Borealis Arts' resumé. They need only step inside the store to find walls lined in local artwork, including prints made using woodcuts or acrylic engravings. All the artwork is framed, of course, by the staff's preservation experts. The skilled framers use museum-approved techniques and computer-aided mat cutting to protect family portraits, precious artwork, and 3-D items, such as a trophy or the family's ancestral garden gnomes.