It’s clear the custom framing business that sisters Diane Spencer and Sunny Walker started in their basement 40 years ago can no longer be considered a hobby. As their business grew from the Parkaire to Merchants Walk to Woodlawn Point shopping centers, they finally settled in at their current location in Woodlawn Square 12 years ago. Also, as their interest and knowledge in original art expanded, they changed the name of their store from Frameworks to Frameworks Gallery.
Frameworks Gallery is truly a local family business. The owners brought their children to work with them or helped watch each other’s children. Their sister, Jean Willey, started working with them, and a son is now the framing manager. They’ve provided artwork and framing for generations of families, and they credit their success with striving to be the best at what they do, while putting the customer first.
“We love the saying, ‘quality endures,’ and we are using this as our mantra for the business,” shares Walker.
Through the years, Frameworks Gallery has expanded to display a wide variety of artistic media, including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels and pottery. In fact, they just completed the art and framing for the new East Cobb WellStar facility.
“We introduce novice art buyers to the process of collecting fine art of all mediums, and we take pride in introducing veteran collectors to artists they may never have seen,” says Spencer.
Longtime customer Becky Wallis shares that she goes nowhere else for her framing needs. “I have been coming here for years, and every piece in my house has been framed by them,” says Wallis.
Frameworks Gallery will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with customers through the month of November, including a Gala Art reception Nov. 15. For more information, visit frameworksgallery.com, call 770-973-6701 or go to their store at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 30068.