Art and Framing Installations

Art and Framing Installations

September 2016 Maybe you didn’t know this, but we do art and framing installations.  We can help you with one piece or a whole house-full.  We often get…

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Cool Things We Have Framed Lately

Cool Things We Have Framed Lately

September 2016 Wow!  We just keep getting interesting and beautiful stuff to frame.  Enjoy this crop of art and artifacts!  

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Get Your Vikings Commemorative Tickets Framed!

Get Your Vikings Commemorative Tickets Framed!

August 2016 If you are lucky enough to have Vikings season tickets, then you should get your Inaugural Season Commemorative tickets framed.  Here is just one way they…

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Made in America! Larson Juhl’s Ashland, WI Moulding Factory Video

June 2016 Moulding, the stuff frames are made of, is made all over the world.  Much of it comes from Asia and Italy.  Larson Juhl, one of our…

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Minnesota State Fair Unveils Its 2016 Art Commission

Minnesota State Fair Unveils Its 2016 Art Commission

June 2016 We are proud and honored to get to frame the original art that the Minnesota State Fair commissions for its posters and limited edition prints each…

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Come See Our “New” Store

Come See Our “New” Store

May 2016 OK, not really “new” but certainly nicely spiffed up.  We just completed our store redecoration including new front counters of Silestone, new interior paint, new framing…

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New “One Print Framed 10 Ways” Display

New “One Print Framed 10 Ways” Display

March 2016 We have been spiffing up the store lately – new paint, new countertops, new fabric on the work tables, and new store fixtures.  Part of our…

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Cool Things We Have Framed Lately

Cool Things We Have Framed Lately

March 2016 Your creativity continues to astound us.  We have gotten so many beautiful, odd, interesting, and captivating pieces to frame in the last few months that we…

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Artist Heidi McKeown’s Cool New Work

Artist Heidi McKeown’s Cool New Work

February 2016 Heidi McKeown is a regular customer of ours.  She is creating and experimenting like crazy lately.  She recently brought us a batch of her new work…

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New Oil on Canvas Landscape Bargains

New Oil on Canvas Landscape Bargains

Ferbruary 2016 When Tim was in Las Vegas recently looking for great art deals for you, he found these oil on canvas landscape paintings.  Check them out here,…

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New Studio EL Prints on Paper and Canvas

New Studio EL Prints on Paper and Canvas

February 2016 Tim scored some great new images at West Coast Art & Frame in Las Vegas in January.  Studio EL is one of our go-to sources for…

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We Have Some Sold Out Adam Turman Prints

We Have Some Sold Out Adam Turman Prints

February 2016 We recently found out that we still have in our inventory some Adam Turman serigraphs that are listed as sold out on his website.  This list…

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New Art

New Art

September 2015 We are always on the lookout for great new art.  Here are a few of our recent acquisitions.  Stop in to see the real thing!

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Celebrating 40 Years of Framing Fun!

Celebrating 40 Years of Framing Fun!

September 2015 This fall Carter Ave. Frame Shop is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and Tim is celebrating his 30th anniversary of owning the store.  Time flies when you…

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Cool Things We Have Framed Lately

Cool Things We Have Framed Lately

September 2015 What fun it has been for us to get to see your beautiful art and objects you entrust to us!  We love making them look good….

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Beautiful Installation in a Beautiful Home

Beautiful Installation in a Beautiful Home

August 2015 We are lucky.  We get to frame your beautiful art and get paid for doing it!  Plus sometimes we get to hang the pictures in your…

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Yes, We Frame Large Paintings

Yes, We Frame Large Paintings

July 2015 Case in point.  We just framed a 5′ X 8′ painting for the chapel at Augsburg College.  We had to rent a truck to pick it…

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Framing Difficult-to-Frame Objects with Acrylic Boxes

Framing Difficult-to-Frame Objects with Acrylic Boxes

June 2015 The longer we are in business, the more interesting, unusual, and difficult-to-frame objects we get to frame.  We recently framed two large items in acrylic boxes…

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CAFS Featured in TPT MN Original Video

CAFS Featured in TPT MN Original Video

June 2015 Twin Cities Public Television just released the episode featuring the Minnesota State Fair art program, with this year’s chosen artist Adam Turman.  Carter Ave. Frame Shop…

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Framing for the Graduate

Framing for the Graduate

If you are looking for help with a graduation present or want to honor your graduate in some way, why not frame his or her diploma?  We can…

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Zitzmann & Wilson Graphics from Studio EL

Zitzmann & Wilson Graphics from Studio EL

May 2015 We recently got a bunch of graphics from our favorite print-on-demand vendor, Studio EL.  We love them because they have a huge and varied selection of…

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Cool Things We Have Framed Lately

Cool Things We Have Framed Lately

April 2015 Our customers dream up beautiful and interesting things to frame and display in their homes and workplaces.  Here are just a few of the things we…

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Your Workplace Could Look This Good! (With Our Help)

Your Workplace Could Look This Good! (With Our Help)

April 2015 We recently helped Specialty Manufacturing with art for their new facility.  Specialty Manufacturing is a hundred-year-old company that started in St. Anthony Park.  They recently moved…

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TPT’s MN Original Films at Carter Ave. Frame Shop

TPT’s MN Original Films at Carter Ave. Frame Shop

March 2015 This spring a film crew led by producer Marissa Blahnik from TPT’s Minnesota Original was in our store filming a segment on the Minnesota State Fair’s…

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New Mucha and Klimt Prints

New Mucha and Klimt Prints

March 2015 Tim is back recently from the West Coast Art & Frame show with a bunch of new prints by Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt.  These prints…

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Amanda Wins 2nd Place in International Design Star Competition

Amanda Wins 2nd Place in International Design Star Competition

March 2015 Amanda Wellner, of Carter Ave. Frame Shop, won second place in the custom framed Art on Paper category in Larson-Juhls’s third annual Design Star: Framing edition…

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New Posters in Stock

New Posters in Stock

February 2015 Tim regularly goes to trade shows to bring you the latest in beautiful art.  He is just back from Las Vegas with some gorgeous new posters…

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New John August Swanson Giclees

New John August Swanson Giclees

December 2014 As many of you know, John August Swanson no longer has access to a serigraph studio, so he is now making giclees of his work.  We…

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Cool Stuff We Have Framed Lately

Cool Stuff We Have Framed Lately

December 2014 As usual, you have been bringing us fun and interesting things to frame lately.  Here are just a few of them.

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Tim Stars on Rehab Addict

Tim Stars on Rehab Addict

October 2014 OK, maybe not “stars,” but appears anyway.  Back in June we got a call from a Rehab Addict producer asking if they could film in our…

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