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220 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 431-9588
Recent Framing Projects at Flax Art & Frame:

A Loop frame shop, like ours, gets to work on a lot of very cool, really interesting items, besides the usual and mundane. However, no matter what it is that we are framing, we know that each item has meaning and is important to our clients. That's all we need to know. We treat each item with respect and design framing solutions that display each item at their very best. Not only does our framing showcase each item in an attractive, meaningful way, but we frame them using only archival materials and techniques that will help them last a lifetime.

Here is a sampling of some items that we have completed framing in the recent past that, we hope, may inspire you to visit us and allow us to show you how extraordinary your cherished items can look when we work our magic upon them! Click on the photos, below, to be taken to a page that will tell you the story behind the framed item, what materials we used to create the framing package and why we chose them:
Collage of Vineyard Cards

Collage of Vineyard Cards from Bordeaux France

Hockey Jersey From College Days

Framed College Hockey Jersey

Michael Jordan Photo Print in Multi-Layer Frame and Matting

Michael Jordan Photo Print in Multi-Layer Frame and Matting
2-Sided Framing of a 17th Century Bible Page

Front of Recto-Verso framed 17th C. Bible Page

The Arakawa Hanging System:
Never drive a nail into the wall again to hang a picture. Ever.
We've been selling and consulting about the Arakawa Hanging System for several decades. It's a new twist on an old idea--the gallery rail. There are several weight classes of rails and cables, as well as rails that attach to the ceiling or the wall. For those art collectors and galleries who like to move framed items around fairly often, this is a dream come true. The only hardware you attach to the wall or ceiling, with screws, is the rail. Everything else hangs from the rail. Easy to install, easy to hang, easy to adjust--What could be easier?
Click here to learn more or to order Arakawa hardware.
Star Trek Memorabilia Collage
The Framescape Gallery: Search for framing ideas
Examples of our work and picture framing at its best. A great album of ideas!
Click here to learn more.
For Chicago Prints & Posters
Century of Progress Poster
For wood, ready-made picture frames by Nielsen Bainbridge.

Eco-Care Readymade Frame
For metal, ready-made picture frames by Framatic

Luggage Storage Service
Bounce Luggage Storage
Whenever you are traveling and land in a strange city, the first thing that you might need to do would be to check in at the place you are staying, whether it is a hotel, an Air B 'n B, or a friend's dwelling. Or, you may have time to kill before you catch the next leg of your journey. But what do you do with your bags or luggage in the meanwhile? Rather than drag them around with you, why not store them for a few hours? How do you do that? The answer is Bounce.

The Bounce organization contacted us and, in September,  2021, we became one of their many luggage storage locations. We make it possible for you to store your bags at our frame shop, at 220 S. Wabash, for the day. During the week, we open at 9 am and close at 5:30 pm. Saturdays, we are open 10 am to 5 pm. For as little as $5.98 a bag we will, safely and securely, store your luggage for the day and then get you on your way promptly when you come to reclaim them. We have a secure storage area in our shop that can accommodate plenty of suitcases, backpacks, shopping bags etc. Bounce insures them, too, up to $10,000 (though we have never had an issue that required an insurance claim for luggage).

Our reviews are stellar and Bounce gives you a chance to leave a review after your experience with us. We are located in the Chicago Loop, about a block from The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the world-class art museums in the United States. If you plan to visit there, we are the closest place to check your bags (1 block away). We are half a block from the entrance to the CTA Elevated Trains that would take you to Midway Airport on the Orange Line. We are 2 1/2 blocks East of the CTA Blue Line subway that takes you to O'Hare. We are a 20-30 minute walk from either Union Station (Amtrak trains) or Ogilvie Transportation Center (the Metra Rail Station). So, even if you don't need any framing services, you can check your bags with us and go explore Chicago!


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