Did you know October is National Art & Framing Month?
Some local framers are celebrating by hosting a joint food drive for the Central Virginia Food Bank. The event “Will Frame for Food” runs through the end of the month – just in time to prepare for the holiday season.
Mary Fender, owner of Frame Nation in Shockoe Bottom, created the Frame For Good network in 2009 to collaborate with other local frame shop owners and raise money after gaining inspiration from an effort of one of her suppliers. This year’s event combines efforts from 12 local shops.
The mission of the organization is to bring independently owned professional framers together to benefit worthy causes.
“Many custom frame shops are true Mom & Pop businesses with fewer than five employees, so often, large charity donation and involvement is unrealistic,” Fender says. ”Frame For Good is an ideal avenue for local framers to work together for the greater good of the communities in which they live and work.”
Each shop is a drop off site and is also offering money-saving incentives to increase the amount of food collected.
Participating merchants include:
Art on a Wire – Abby Evans
13407 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian