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 and collectables for future generations and houseguests with today's Groupon: for $85, you get $200 worth of artwork and custom framing services at Artworld of Sherway.
The works of more than 30 artists wash over customers as they enter Artworld of Sherway, browse masterworks, and drop off their own masterpieces for custom framing. Eyes scan artwork sprinkled throughout the 2,400-square-foot gallery before blinking a Morse code message telling feet to stop at an Inuit sculpture such as the 7.5-inch tall serpentine Innukshuk by Chesley Short ($400). Gallery walls spotlight paintings such as Rick Taylor's vibrant Toronto streetcar and cityscape scenes in acrylic on canvas ($250–$1,800) or nature landscapes rendered with oil paint by Garth Armstrong ($350+).
For custom framing (approximately $50+), framers enclose flat valuables in a choice of more than 1,000 frames constructed from materials designed to maintain any item's original condition. Artworld of Sherway recommends making an appointment for custom framing. Additionally, mounting, glass, mirror, and matting options can enhance two-dimensional items and keep personal photos from canoodling with the home's cubist portraits during the night.
Artworld Fine Art
Since opening in 1978, Artworld Fine Art has expanded along with Toronto's art scene, expanding into a 7,200 square-foot open-concept space that allows paintings and sculpture to be displayed around performance art such as dance, music, and literature readings. Gallery Director Donna Child––who has headed the space since 1995––and her team represent more than 30 local and international artists.
In addition to displaying art, Artworld also helps clients take care of their own, offering restoration, cleaning, appraisals, and custom framing. Not surprisingly, their framing materials are museum quality, including acid-free matting and UV-protective glass that prevents 99% of glare.