Saturday, December 7, 2013

Frames Without Games

Sometime in the second half of 2013 a new frame shop popped up at 1436 W Jarvis. "Fair priced professional framing" is advertised under the moniker Frames Without Games. Situated in the same space is reTroActive Furniture Sales and Art. Want to check it out? Browsing is "by appointment only" by contacting

This commercial space was formerly home to an eclectic junk shop a few years ago. This under the radar shop is not participating in the ShopJarvisSquare event this coming December 14th. But it looks like a great place for those with discerning taste to get their artwork framed and perhaps pickup some art or furniture. This shop is located just to the east of Towbar.

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1 comment:

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Bill Savage said

"No knock on the new place in Jarvis Square, but I get my framing done (and I collect art) at a place in Evanston I don’t know if you’ve ever covered, the Alley Gallery (in the alley between Benson and Sherman, north of Church and south of Clark Streets in Downtown Evanston). All of the folks who work there are also artists, and it’s nice to support both a local small business and artists who are working on their own stuff while making the stuff I buy or am given look really good on my walls.

You’ll like their blog:

shows how they handle offbeat projects, including one I gave ‘em.