Fun Spring Crafts: Paper Hyacinths

It’s been a cold start to Spring in St. Louis, perhaps leading some of us to get into the spirit of the season in different ways. These paper hyacinth crafts are easy fun, and a great project to take on with a child or other young loved one. The video below walks through the steps Read More…

Mark Your Calendar: Three Art Events You Can’t Miss in May

Spring has sprung, and local art events are popping up faster than tulips and daffodils. A great thing about our city is that there are so many opportunities to support and connect with artists, both local and not. We’re adding these events to our calendars, and you should too. May 5: Cinco De Mayo: A Read More…

The Benefits of Art on Memory and Creativity

(Thanks to Emma from Invaluable.com for contributing to this blog!) Art does wonders for your living space, but did you know that art also has significant benefits for our mental wellbeing? Both adults and children reap tons of mental health benefits from creating or simply viewing art in any form. For instance, children who visited an art Read More…

Did You Know? 45 Minutes of Art Lowers Stress

So cool! Shout out to Psypost.org for this great article. Yoga, running, playing an instrument—everyone has their own way to blow off some steam and relax when stressed. But did you know that 45 minutes of artistic activity has been shown to lower the stress hormone cortisol in the brain? So, that means, among the Read More…

35 Ways to Repurpose Old Frames

Shout out to Woohome.com for this great guide! In our Frame Center, we’ve helped create hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of framed masterpieces over the decades. But even when the art becomes dated or the photo worn, your frame can live on. And every frame deserves a second life. This great guide at Woohome.com gives Read More…

What’s Black and Yellow and Awesome All Over? Our Building!

As artists, we can’t help but look at everything as a blank canvas…including the outside of our building. As we have done periodically over the years, we’ve upgraded our look. A little dash of color here, a little paint splash there—we think it encapsulates the creative process and the vibe of the many, many artists Read More…

The Evolution of an Artist

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” We like to think that Picasso probably knows a thing or two when it comes to artistry, so we’ve set out to help him solve this problem. He can thank us later, but in Read More…

Top 5 Things to Frame Besides Artwork

Whether it’s something you bought or something that you created yourself, everyone loves to frame a great piece of artwork and hang it on their wall. We get it, and we love it! But have you ever thought about what other interesting things you can put in a frame and hang up smack-dab in the Read More…

Turn Gift-Giving Into an Art Form

Are you having trouble coming up with the perfect holiday gifts for your family and friends this year? The holidays are nearly upon us, but that doesn’t mean that you have to default to giving cash, predictable gift cards, or a shirt that your recipient more than likely will never wear. Even though time is Read More…

Outstretched arms offer a small, red-packaged gift with a string bow. Other boxed gifts sit next to Christmas lights in the background.

5 Unique Gift Ideas You Can Frame

The holidays are fast approaching! Do you still have things to check off your shopping list? Our Frame Center is your one stop for countless thoughtful gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Here are 5 unique gift ideas that you can frame!

Gift Ideas: A gift wrapped in red wrapping paper next to silver ball ornaments and tinsel.