Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or suspended in midair by picture-thieving magpies can't be beheld. Today’s Groupon increases art visibility: for $40, you get $100 toward custom framing and any store merchandise at High Desert Art & Frame.
High Desert's professional framers imbue the art of hanging art with a professional touch and attention to detail. The staff at High Desert can frame anything for posterity, including artwork, mirrors, shadow boxes, diplomas, and Grandma. The most basic custom-framing package consists of moulding, glazing, mats, art, and backing. Moulding comes in various woods and metals, glass offers UV protection to protect artwork from achieving a radiant tan, and mats allow for background-color customization. Custom framing for a small photo averages about $150, framed prints and posters hover around $75, and ready-made frames start at $50 or below.
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 art-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.
High Desert has acted as a secondary curator to living-room museums 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 loaded with Balloon Fiesta prints.