Displaying an exquisite painting without a decent frame is like breakdancing without pants on: the art is lost to the awfulness of the display. Collect culture with class with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $150 toward one piece of fine artwork, plus $50 toward framing services at Kelly's Art & Frame in Alexandria.
Kelly's Art & Frame saturates the walls of its 2,800-square-foot art gallery with the polychromatic flush of original oil paintings, watercolors, and limited-edition prints by local and regional artists. Proprietor and internationally collected artist Kelly Hutchinson presents pieces from her collection of contemporary floral and landscape paintings ($60–$220), which depict blossoming-bud motifs and vibrant orange and yellow abodes that comic-strip characters yearn to call home. The gallery's oft-changing assortment of artwork ($20+) features oil paintings from Pietro Adamo ($550+), which beguile the senses with hazy, rectangular swatches of color, and pastorals from Carol Fogelsong ($300+). Artwork rotates often, as new pieces arrive to the gallery often, sometimes including Kelly Hutchinson's own newest work.
On-site custom framing compiles attractive borders from more than 1,500 traditional, Italian, and contemporary mouldings ($8+/sq. ft.) to help protect pieces from becoming smudged while partying with wild vacation photos. Styles range from simple archival mounting, clear UV glass, and 1" solid-wood frame ($100 for a 12"x12" piece) to far more elaborate arrangements suitable for housing a gold-dipped college diploma.
Kelly's Art & Frame
Owned and operated by artist Kelly Hutchinson, Kelly's Art & Frame is home to a 2,800-square-foot art gallery where original paintings, watercolors, and limited-edition prints line the walls. Onsite custom framing services combine archival materials and meticulous work to properly preserve drawings, sculptures, and cherished pieces of ABC gum. With fellow artist Carol Fogelsong, Kelly also leads art classes, teaching the fundamentals to students during intimate group sessions.
Braddock Road Metro
510 N Washington St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314