Picture frames provide the vital service of imprisoning art, defending guests from rabid hunting dogs and marauding still-life apples. Keep beauty properly contained with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Gallery in the Vault in downtown Wooster. The Vault suggests making an appointment.
Earning a nod as Best Art Gallery in the Akron-Canton area from Fox 8’s Hot List in 2009 and a nomination for the Wooster 2010 Small Business Award, the custom framers at Gallery in the Vault apply an artist’s eye and an aesthetician’s touch to every project, spiffing up everything from reality-TV-star posters to their specialty, illuminated manuscripts. Employing local artists and visiting talent from around the world, Gallery in the Vault has earned a reputation for framing illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages, dating as far back as 1200 AD. Their artisans developed a unique technique to make both sides of the hand-calligraphied pages visible and capable of lively conversation. Print-owners with other framing needs can choose from an array of techniques, materials, and artist accents. Prices vary based on print sizes and customer preferences. For example, the Vault’s technicians can enhance an 11"x14" print of a ferret in a floppy hat with a 17"x20" gold frame ($150), gold fillet molding ($45), and a green cotton mat ($25). Along with the glass front ($22), fitting ($20), and other mounting materials ($10), the project would run about $272.
Gallery in the Vault stores a wealth of beautifully crafted work in addition to its frames. Peruse blown glass, pottery, lead glass lamps, Russian art, mounted fairies, and more, or relish in relics in the back room, which is devoted to antiques. Gallery in the Vault is nestled in Wooster’s downtown shopping district, sharing the neighborhood with restaurants, specialty shops, loft apartments, and goblin-owned cafés.
105 E Liberty St.
Wooster, Ohio 44691Get Directions