Framing History

History comes alive with framing! Old documents and historical prints tucked away for years have potential to become art, but require knowledgeable custom framing approaches.  When Marty Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Family Funeral Home, brought us a cover page of a 150+ year-old newspaper, we knew it was time for some careful planning. Not only was the document old, it … Read More

New Wine!

Art & Frame on Tour The team at Art & Frame on Main went ‘on tour’ to Snus Hill Winery to taste and select a few new wines to carry in the gallery.  Our host, Chris Hudnal, not only provided a generous tasting experience, but also gave us a tour and shared interesting backstories about the business and the wines. … Read More

Imagine Yourself Refreshed

When we say we’re refreshed, every one of us can have a different point of reference.  Let’s see if I can express what ‘being refreshed’ means to me. It’s taking a deep breath and smelling early Spring.  It’s being surrounded by things that make me feel alive and joyful. Yes, it’s spiritual and expansive and peaceful all at the same … Read More

Framing Heirlooms

Heirloom christening gowns

Andrea Wetmore, wife of Marshalltown’s former City Administrator, became sold on museum glass with an early framing project. When they accepted a position in another state, Andrea brought several pieces to “Art & Frame on Main” to be completed before the move. Among the projects was a previously framed shadow box with two christening gowns worn by ancestors. Originally, they … Read More

Seeing Art in a New Light

When our gallery’s featured work goes into a home tour, we see it from a fresh perspective! As a gallery owner, I’m surrounded by original art, framing projects, and other artful items. My staff and I — OK, mainly my staff – constantly move things around and we marvel at new looks we can create by mixing the works of … Read More

Taking Art to the Office

Purposefully bringing art into the workplace is one way that you can improve the well-being of your team and your entire organization. Whatever is on the wall, visible to a guest or client, speaks volumes about the organization. Ideally, any art in public spaces should convey an image consistent with corporate values. If artwork has been in the same place … Read More