Art can portray the world’s most complex subjects: the passion of love, the horrors of war, and the despair of fruit waiting to be eaten. Display depictions of nature’s intricacies with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get $110 worth of custom framing at the New Orleans Conservation Guild.
The Guild’s frame shop carries eye-catching borders from more than 20 companies from around the world to perfectly encapsulate artwork, photos, or heirloom dental x-rays. Frame prices range from $5 to $250 per foot, and deft decorators can hand-carve, paint, finish, or gild a frame to fit clients’ specific perimeter needs. With a specialization in conservation framing, the Guild offers a multitude of matting services with different glazing options, including vision-eluding museum glass, which virtually disappears from sight and can barely be tasted.