Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or carried away by picture-thieving magpies can't be beheld. Today’s Groupon increases art visibility: for $40, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Create A Frame/Handworks Gallery on Washington Road. The first "do-it-yourself" custom framing store in Pennsylvania, Create A Frame showcases a vast, often-changing selection of framing options, all of which are made in America, just like the sport of apple pie ball. Each framing order is custom designed to enhance clients' art, as well as bring out their personal style. Dig up that beloved 8 x 10 photograph for framing with glass ($45+) or irritate fellow bus-riders by hauling in your 16 x 20 painting of a haunting, misty morning at the local moor depot ($66+).
Create a Frame / Handworks Gallery
Although Create a Frame / Handworks Gallery began as a designer framing store, works of art have wriggled their way off the walls and onto the shop floor, where 3-D pieces complement the flat compositions framers nestle beneath glass, mats, and moulding. Helmed by husband-and-wife team Wendy and Steven Denenberg for more than 30 years, the white custom-framing counter offsets a wall of frame samples from brands such as Adhisa and Roma, which encircle pieces of any size alongside flattering mats and glass to protect against passing impressionists. Tactile objets d'art dapple the rest of the gallery space with the colors of hand-hewn artisanal furniture, sparkling jewelry, and glass bowls, vases, and ceilings crafted by American and international artists.:m]]