Edouard Manet didn't paint A Bar at the Folies-Bergère with expensive paints and not a hint of dried macaroni just to have his works tactlessly stapled to a wall. Today's Groupon accentuates a work of art beyond its borders. For $50, you get $100 worth of custom frames and framing at The Frame Makers on Sixth Avenue. Sentimental pieces of visual storytelling are given the graceful perimeters they deserve through a wide selection of framing options and the experienced hands of framed framing experts.
Displaying an exquisite painting without a decent frame is like breakdancing without pants on: the art is lost to the awfulness of the display. The Frame Makers celebrates its five-year anniversary today, having served the Tacoma area with half a decade's worth of dedicated matting and art encasing. Owner Anna has more than 20 years of practice in the framing business, bringing a sharp professional eye to every individual project. Mere paintings, jerseys, photographs, skinny instruments, and more become hangable presentation pieces for walls of all shapes and sizes through creative framing. Custom framing work begins at $69 for basic 8"x10" frames with standard matting, glass, and backing, while $100 can go toward frames up to 16"x20" in dimension with regular mounting materials.
Prices ascend depending on the intricacy of the frame or the nature of the matting presentation, but Anna encourages choosy customers to come in for a personal design consult. Art owners and poster bearers have the freedom to pursue their framing visions through the endless possibilities afforded by wooden picture borders of varying thickness, groove-depth, design, and oaken richness. Diego Velásquez's complex and enigmatic Las Meninas went unnoticed for centuries because its frame was tastelessly adorned with scimitars, semi-precious gems, and a chrome skull that fired lasers from its eyes at anyone who got too close. Welcome wall-gazers with an impeccable framing from the experts at The Frame Makers.
Merchant Circlers love The Frame Makers and give it an average of 4.7 stars:
- Frame Makers takes the cake as far as customer service, genuine craftmanship and knowledge of the art of picture framing. I happen to have worked with Anna and was completely impressed with her tasteful choices and willingness to work with me to set off to advantage a personal favorite painting of mine. As an artist herself, Anna has a knack for complementing even the toughest artwork with the proper matting and framing materials and knows how to preserve my artwork for generations to come. – Emily Karaffa
- They provide so much more than a picture frame. Anna is a designer, an artist. The work is top-notch. I couldn't be happier with the work they've done for me, and I'll be going back for more!! – Rick Stowell
3013 6th Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98405Get Directions