Welcome to our store. Come see why many people say we’ve have been making Baltimore’s best custom picture frames since we opened on O’Donnell Square in 1995.
While many of our customers come from the what’s now called the Baltimore Gold Coast: Canton, Fells Point, The Inner Harbor and Harbor East, Otterbein, Federal Hill and Locust Point, we have gained a large following from throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Folks from Hampden to Hunt Valley, Dundalk to Bel Air, Catonsville to Columbia, have begun to recognize us as a place of top quality work and reasonable prices with an ironclad guarantee of satisfaction. Some of the major galleries around the area are using our services for the same reasons.
Whether it is a simple poster, a valuable print or original piece of art, or an invaluable heirloom or family photo, the professional picture framers and designers here at Canton Gallery know how best to handle it, and can help you come up with a design that will compliment both the work to be framed, and the room it is going in.
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We use some of the latest equipment and technologies, as well as a thorough knowledge of the most current conservation and preservation standards to protect your artwork, and a keen sense of design to enhance its beauty. All work is done in-house, with the exception of some restorations (which we send to the same restorers and conservators who perform work for our leading museums)
We boast a wide selection of mouldings from the finest suppliers in the world. From the simplest, most inexpensive metal and wood frames to the finest natural, hand-finished hardwood or ornate gilt picture frames. If we don't have quite the finish you need, we are happy to hand-finish our frames in any number of custom tones or stains.
We can mount and frame just about anything that will stand still. We stretch canvases, block and stretch needle-art, mount all types of photos, from RC to Ilfachrome to fiber-based papers. We drymount, wetmount, and use a top-notch out-of-house service to linen-back all types of posters. We use hand-torn, japanese paper hinges (with roughly a half dozen paper types of different shade and weight) and rice or wheat starch paste to mount works on paper. We can frame any sized object from coins to ceramics, and have a wide variety of shadow box frames to choose from. We frame all types of sports memorabilia - jerseys, bats, gloves, footballs, cards, newspapers, etc. If it will hold still, we'll frame it.
We very much enjoy working with artists. Whether it is for one piece or a full exhibit, we take great pride in helping artists move their work from the easel to the wall. We offer a discount to working artists who are framing for exhibit or sale. We can build custom stretchers, floater frames, spaced shadowbox frames, and help to solve installation problems. If you have an exhibit coming up, call us. We look forward to helping you find a cost effective and attractive way to present your work. You should also ask us about our customer referral credit system. We're happy to give references, as well.