Although a good frame can enhance a treasured artwork or meaningful memento, a bad frame can act as a cross-dimensional portal for Giger-esque horrors. Dwell with only nice décor with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of custom framing at two Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing locations, both Downtown and Kenwood.
The designers at each Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing locale use top-quality materials and expertly trained eyes to offset favorite paintings, hard-earned diplomas, or colorfully food-stained napkins in custom frames. Skilled staffers first help customers choose from hundreds of finely crafted mouldings, which double as walking sticks during tours through a colorful garden of acid-free mats. Plaza’s selection of protective glass includes everything from standard clear to high-tech museum quality, as well as convex glass in oval and other unusual shapes. Canvas-stretching services help artists appropriately show off newly completed paintings and help canvases prepare for yoga. Although prices vary, Plaza’s framers can usually mat and encase a photograph in an 8"x10" custom wood frame for around $50, or frame a diploma-sized business card behind UV-coated conservation glass for around $100.
Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.