Mat About You's framing experts, whose work bedecks the walls of the Ritz Carlton, prepare everything from artwork to sports jerseys for eye-pleasing display. They pop pictures into ready-made frames or craft custom frames from their stock of molding to match patrons’ aesthetic sensibilities. Staffers also nestle keepsakes into 3D shadow boxes, help restore damaged photographs, and tap into museum-quality conservation techniques to preserve historic documents and sports memorabilia, such as the first tennis ball ever repurposed for a game of fetch.
Mat About You also boasts an on-site gallery stocked with potential frame fodder, such as original art, limited edition giclée reproductions, and open-edition prints. Customers can add extra pizzazz to their home decor thanks to the store's boutique collection, which brims with jewelry, furniture, pottery and ceramics, and garden adornments.
Paintbrushes smooth color across a series of canvases, and wineglasses glint in the evening light. At Paint in the Hut, amateur artists bring snacks and libations and relax during evenings filled with art. Painting sessions encourage adults to splash their emotions on the canvas as they re-create famous works of art, such as Monet's Cliffs
and Water Lilies. Instructors are on hand to help you capture that ray of sunshine or the right perspective for the sea monster hiding behind the cliffs.
Whether you're looking for artistic inspiration or to brush up on your art knowledge, Still Life Gallery in Ellicott City is the museum for you.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, this museum should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant.
No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Still Life Gallery.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're feeling artsy, head on over to Ellicott City's Waverly Custom Framing for a beautiful day inside.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This museum also has a fabulous restaurant.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Discover rare and one-of-a-kind art pieces at this museum and leave with some great memories and information.