DC picture framing?
October 6, 2007 12:03 PM   Subscribe

Good art framing places in Washington DC?

I just moved to Washington and need to get some art framed. Any recommendations for framing places? Things I care about: (1) selection of frames and materials; (2) high quality and care, such that they won't damage my pieces; (3) being in DC or close, as opposed to way out in the suburbs. Price is less of an issue.
posted by raf to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
If you go up Rhode Island Avenue to Mount Ranier, MD, there is an Arts District near 34th Street. (34th and Rhode Island Ave.) Inside the condo building at the roundabout is a really good locally owned framing shop and gallery. It is on the right side of the street (on the road to College Park), directly across from the Maryland Committee to Abolish State Executions and kitty corner to a really nice but folksy antiques shop. There is also a really good Caribbean ice cream shop right up on 34th Street, but that's another story.
posted by parmanparman at 2:16 PM on October 6, 2007

If you're willing to go to Baltimore (which I'm guessing you're not, judging from your post), James Pierce on Charles St., not far from Penn Station, does an excellent job. I've had several prints framed by them. (As you probably know, make sure, wherever you go, that you request museum-quality, acid-free materials.)
posted by azure_swing at 4:39 PM on October 6, 2007

I've had good luck with both Gary Taylor Fine Art Framing (1843 Columbia Rd. in Adams Morgan) and Framer's Workshop (4431 Wisconsin Ave. in Tenleytown).
posted by ryanshepard at 2:42 PM on October 7, 2007

Actually that should be "Framer's Work Room".
posted by ryanshepard at 2:43 PM on October 7, 2007

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