Until their proper display in museums, the paintings of most Renaissance masters languished for centuries on the magnet-flecked fridges of their proud mothers. Preserve your art for future generations and houseguests with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $125 worth of custom framing at The Collectors Wall Fine Art Gallery in the Paradise Plaza in Sarasota.
Scooping up international and local artistry since 1975, the family-owned The Collectors Wall Fine Art Gallery doles out contemporary artwork and encases prized pictures beneath custom frames. The custom-framing department employs museum framing standards as bare photos, posters, and prints are hugged with stylish frames and protective accouterments, including nonglare glass ($15+) and double mats ($15+). The 3-D effects of a shadow box ($35+ in upgrade to a complete framing) beautifies the boundaries of artwork, and smaller details, such as a brushed-gold or silver title plaque ($20+), add artistic flare and easy-to-read instructions on how to open the safe behind the painting. The Collectors Wall's custom-framing department also provides foam cores, plexiglas, and fabric.
The Collectors Wall Fine Art Gallery
The Collectors Wall Fine Art Gallery, a working gallery and framing venture owned by art enthusiasts Len and Kaye Gionfriddo and helmed by their son Gregg, has paired admirers with art and art with frames for more than a quarter of a century. The gallery experts outline posters and photographs with simple or elaborate frames and matting, and then top art with nonglare or UV glass so that it can be hang beautifully above mantels, in hallways, and off rearview mirrors. Framers also aid patrons in designing shadow boxes for jersey and sports-memorabilia displays and adding elegantly beveled frames to mirrors. In addition, The Collectors Wall sells rare prints, posters, and the brushwork of accomplished artists.