Artful Framer Studios was founded by Nancie over 35 years ago. Aside from producing over 100 paintings a year, Nancie is still an active part of the framing shop in Lakeview, Chicago and ensures great care is taken with each piece that comes through the door.
As an artist owned and operated company, we are the #1 choice for many artists, designers, set decorators and art collectors in Chicago. We offer trade accounts to designers and extend a 20% discount to all artists framing their own work.
We have an extensive selection, competitive pricing, fast turn-arounds and staff with over 65 years of design and framing experience happy to provide free, on the spot consultations 7 days a week.
We have framed everything from Picasso, Frank Stella, Chagall, to Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, ancient tapestries, African Batiks, and everything in between. That said we take equal care and pride in framing your child's artwork, your wedding invitation, favorite jersey or creating a shadowbox with your mementos.
In addition to framing we provide services ranging from mat cutting, dry mounting, plaque mounting, canvas stretching, custom mirrors, nameplates, and art restoration.
2938 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 12noon - 5pm
"I had had this piece of art forever, made for me by a close friend. Honestly, I never thought it was all that nice, but when I needed art for my new place, I thought "why not frame it? I was totally stunned when I saw the finished product. The old air brush picture turned into a stunning beautiful piece of art. It looks absolutely gorgeous in my living room and was extremely meaningful to my friend. I won't go anywhere else for framing!" -Noga S. via Yelp 2/2014
"This was about the speediest framing job ever, and the materials and workmanship are top notch. I also enjoyed reviewing the many excellent paintings by the resident artist."
-Tom B via Yelp 6/2014
"Super friendly and helpful. I had a painting from Hong Kong that I needed to frame. Having no idea about framing, I walked in here. Nancy and her associate were so helpful in educating me about frames and the right shades that would go with the oil painting. I will definitely go back here for any of my framing needs. They have a fantastic collection of prints as well." -Deepak P. via Yelp 3/2013