Framing For Good
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
Coghill Gifts & Frames – Bobby Coghill
4601 Chester Square Road, Chester
Complete Picture – Susan Ash
3835 Old Buckingham Rd, Powhatan
Commonwealth Framing & Arts – Elaine Stanbery
14300 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian
Corporate & Museum Frame – Joseph Johnson
301 West Broad Street, Richmond
Custom Framing Made Simple – Richard Koechlein
Mobile – Based at 288 and Hull, Midlothian
Frame-Art Gallery Ltd - Sheri Cox
1321 E Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs
7523 Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Frame Nation - Mary Fender
11 South 15th Street, Richmond, VA
Frame Warehouse - Brian Gearing
5709 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA
Picture This – Missy Hersey
2 S 2nd Street, Richmond, VA
McCool’s of Bon Air – Jim McCool
2614 Buford Road, Richmond, VA
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