We love what we do and it shows. (click for details)
Our customers have said the most important reason they love coming back is our enthusiasm, professionalism, and creativity. One woman commented, "I don't believe for a minute I would see this kind of imagination from any other framer. Even after framing for over 36 years, they get excited over every piece of art I bring them. I know I've got the best design when they are done." Since 1973 we have completed over 38,000 orders for satisfied customers - 70% of whom return as repeat customers. Over 1/3 of our customers live over 30 miles from our studio. Many customers are from the Twin Cities. Many are from Wisconsin. Many are from the St. Croix Valley.
We take the time to design. (click for details)
Whether it requires 5 minutes or an hour, we patiently explore options until there is NO doubt in your mind that you have the most attractive and cost conscious design for your art, and for the environment in which it will be hung.
We do everything we do. (click for details)
Your art stays in our care at all times. It never leaves our building from start to finish. From the minute your treasured artwork comes in our door, we are the only staff touching it and caring for it. We design the order. We order the appropriate materials. We check the raw materials in. We do the cutting, sawing, gluing, mailing, and all aspects of the order. In other words, no elements of the order are outsourced. Before your order is wrapped, it is checked and re-checked. If you are not satisfied for any reason we make it right.
We know our business. (click for details)
Our framing studio offers one of the most extensive selections of frames and mats in Minnesota. Our products come from all over the world. Although we specialize in American and Northern European frames, we also carry styles from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Britain. We also specialize in contemporary frames, french hand-painted mats, fillets, fabric mats, museum framing, new floater frames for canvas art, shadow box frames, and a cutting edge invisable u.v. laminate for prints and photography resulting in a clear, protected finish that is less expensive than traditional framing.
We challenge our clients to find better value. (click for details)
The biggest reason for our high repeat business is that we design orders to FIT YOUR BUDGET. We encourage you to compare prices. Why? Because then you trust us even more. Clients have told us that our non-discounted prices are better than the 50% off sales at the big-box craft stores.
We finish your framing promptly. (click for details)
No waiting 3-4 weeks for your order! It is finished in 7-14 working days. We can finish orders in 1-3 days with in-stock materials and no extra charge for rush order
We offer full-service options. (click for details)
Our expertise includes commercial services, consultations, intallation, shipping appraisals, and paper, canvas and photo RESTORATION.
We Appraise and Restore Art. (click for details)
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We offer Fine Art consultation services. (click for details)
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If you have any questions regarding custom framing, fine art or any of our services please contact: maryann @ upnorthfineart.com