Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or framed with picture-thieving magpies can't be beheld. Today’s Groupon increases art visibility: for $40, you get $100 worth of custom framing and any store merchandise at High Desert Art and Frame. High Desert's quality frames take the art of hanging art beyond such jejune measures as tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape taple staping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.
The staff at High Desert can frame anything for posterity, including artwork, mirrors, shadowboxes, diplomas, and Grandma. The most basic custom framing package consists of moulding, glazing, matting, art, and backing. Moulding comes in various woods and metals, glass offers UV protection to protect artwork from achieving a radiant tan, and matboard allows for background color customizing. If your family snapshots have spent too long in the sun or acting as coffee-cup coasters, High Desert will put its photo-restoration skills to work bringing back that lost glossy luster. The shop also offers "health checkups" for damaged and sickly frames worn from years squaring on the wall, extending their life and preserving the quality of the art they contain. The average cost for custom art options at High Desert is $150.
Walls garnished with thought-provoking masterpieces make living rooms into museums with couches where friends and family love to lounge. High Desert has acted as a secondary curator to museums with couches all over the city by offering always-friendly and knowledgeable art advice. Its art expertise and extensive frame selection mean there's a frame for any fancy and a certified framesman to surgically attach it. If you don't have your own 2-D memory to seal behind glass, High Desert has a full picture gallery for you to browse that includes a bevy of Balloon Fiesta and Chupacabra Roundup prints.