Art collectors protect their pictures the same way that crime bosses discipline their children—by having them framed. Guard your pictures before they take a fall with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Prairiebrooke Arts, valid at the Prairiebrooke Gallery in Hawthorne Plaza at 119th and Roe and Historic Overland Park locations.
Prairiebrooke Arts' staff of artwork preservers ensconces delicate canvases and cherished snapshots in protective custom frames. Solid wooden frames, custom matting, and UV-blocking glass shelter delicate treasures from damage caused by household conditions, improper storage, and dieting termites looking for a light snack. Though prices vary depending on materials and the size of the object, customers can display 5"x7" vacation stills in a gleaming 11"x13" frame ($100). Patrons bestow baby snapshots upon appreciative grandparents in a 10"x12.5" custom barrier ($100), or mount surrealistic sketches of famous financial pie charts in an acid-free 17"x20" home (up to $100). Each project can be customized with a choice of stylish frame from Prairiebrooke's selection, which includes custom-painted finishes and gold leafing.
Pairing works by local artists with museum-quality framing, Prairiebrooke Arts is both a gallery and preservation studio. Canvases, sculptures, and intricately blown glass dot the studio's walls and tables, representing handsome finished works available for sale. To help decorate homes and businesses, the gallery's staff performs on-site artistic consultations wherein they discuss with clients which piece would best complement a room's color scheme or its resident stack of old magazines.
An equally discerning eye is cast on each of Prairiebrooke Arts' framing projects. Fine art consultants offer their ideas for how to best frame a photo or piece of art, whether employing gold leaf, French details, or museum-grade preservation materials. Their talents also extend into three-dimensional pieces, which stand inside shadow boxes that display objects such as colorful fishing lures and baby shoes.