Art collectors protect their pictures the same way crime bosses discipline their children—by having them framed. Guard your pictures before they take a fall with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Center Framing & Art in West Hartford.
At Center Framing and Art, a variegated cavalcade of meticulously crafted frames helps transform prosaic pictures into vibrant pieces of art. Inside the spacious studio, a medley of products and services allows patrons to preserve treasures without having to store their pirate gold in vats of pickle brine. Corral the trimmings of an 11"x14" or 16"x20" metal frame (under $100) to protect posters. Custom framing and matting for 5"x7" prints (under $100) maintain the integrity of smaller shots, while black metal frames (under $100 without matting) add sophistication to portraits up to 16"x20". Center Framing and Art designs their frames to increase the longevity of customers' pictures and uses only acid-free materials to prevent pieces from deteriorating or mutating into gremlins once the sun sets.
Center Framing and Art
For almost 40 years, Center Framing and Art has readied treasured keepsakes for indefinite stays on house walls. Owners Glenn Lazinsk and Lori Chozick preserve pieces with each customer's unique aesthetic in mind, maintaining an attention to detail that earned Center Framing & Art the title of Best Picture Framing Shop in 2008, 2009, and 2010, from Hartford magazine. Staffers complete all services onsite, surrounding prints, portraits, and diplomas with acid-free materials that guard against the damage of time. They also accept challenging assignments such as shadowboxes or 2-D aquariums for lazy goldfish.
Glenn and Lori advocate for the dissemination of fine art, displaying upward of 90 original paintings from both local and international artists inside the store. Their Saturday artist events permit up-and-coming painters, glassblowers, and sculptors to speak about and demonstrate their craft.
Center Framing & Art also emanates caring, neighborly vibes by amassing countless donations of sundries from guests, which Lori distributes to charitable organizations and those in need. Her dedication to the community merited the title of Greatest Person of the Day from the Huffington Post and a feature in the West Hartford Patch.