Whether you're an artist or just someone who appreciates art, Frame Warehouse in Oak Park is the perfect museum choice for you.
While you're enjoying this museum, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board nearby stops at Austin-Blue (Blue) and Oak Park-Blue (Blue).
Stop by Hanks Blue Print and Supply in Summit Argo and find the perfect bike for your skill level and style.
If you're in the market for some new wall decor, be sure to clear some space for items like mirrors.
Here you can find the most up-to-date and technology-advanced computers, such as printers, copiers, and scanners.
Hanks Blue Print and Supply is surrounded by endless parking options.
So come check out the latest bike selection at Hanks Blue Print and Supply and go home with hot new rides for the whole family.
Most popular offering: Chicago flag items
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Q&A with Tim Gillengerten, Owner
What sets your business apart from your competition?
Transit Tees is an insider gift shop. We design and produce almost all of our items in Wicker Park. If you live in Chicago, you'll love the gentle nods to the city's subway system, maps, city seal, and flag.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
While waiting at the Western Blue Line stop I realized that the signs at the platform were a form of contemporary art. The first line that was created for Transit Tees was the different L stops with the neighborhood incorporated into the sign.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
"I know what that is" (when referring to our Loop Stripe T-shirt). I love the positive affirmations that we hear from our customers every day.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Creating new designs and products daily, putting them out on the sales floor, and then hearing customers exciting in seeing them.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The store is an eclectic mix of vintage posters, subway signs, reclaimed pallets that have been made into Chicago flags, old silk screens, Chicago-centric apparel, magnets with L stops and neighborhoods, glassware, pillows ... . A wide range of prices so that everyone can get a little piece of Chicago.
The creative team of framers and decorators at Foursided stocks stacks of creative greeting cards and paraphernalia. The self-described "frame nerds" do more than cultivate a collection of stationery by planting paper seeds in nearby printing presses; they also place prints and objects into frames and furnish homes with original pieces by a handful of favored artists. Staffers also buy and sell vintage flash cards, puzzle pieces, and letter tiles harvested from a variety of objects.
Owner Todd Mack has worked in framing for 20 years, and he draws on his vast experience when custom mounting a broad spectrum of pieces. Vintage and recycled frames, archival framing, and shadow boxes are a few of the options available. Mack's interest in shadow boxes makes perfect sense to visitors who take a look at his own art, which assembles found photos and objects in forms that aren't always 2-D.
On HGTV's Urban Oasis, interior designer Vern Yip ornamented a luxury apartment with prints gathered from Foursided's expansive collection. In that collection, colorful shelves of letter blocks, maps, corks, baby-doll heads, and harmonicas turn personal, nostalgic objects into stylish new decorations. Candles, jewelry, and books round out the gift selections.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We work with your budget and meet the customer on every level. Our motto is quality, service and cost. Also, we'll beat any price quote, when you bring in other competitors quote. Our goal is to save you time and turn arounds. Framer has over 20 yrs. expc. We also, love pets they are welcome here.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We like to give great discounts and having a satisfied customer is on of our goals. We would like to share the stories that we've experienced over 35 yrs. of service to the Chicago Land and other states, that we had the privilege to serve. It is a honor to be a part of helping others achieve & save.
What do you love most about your job?
Pleasing a customer and watching their face light up; when they have seen the finished product of the frames they have selected; with their art. It feel really great to know that your in the business not for gain, but to help someone get framing at a low cost and still have enough money for lunch.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Wow ! You really hit it right on the mark. This is fabulous, this is Amazing.