New York City

Is NY Still The Art Capital of The World?

As springtime ushers in warm weather in New York City, many of our custom picture framing and corporate framing customers at Heritage Frame & Picture Co are preparing for cultural events and art exhibits. As New Yorkers we have been comfortable with being considered the art capital, the financial capital and the cultural capital of the world.

We are also proud of our famous New York skyline. In fact, many of our residential, as well as corporate custom picture framing jobs include photos of the beautiful skyline, the new World Trade Tower and aerial views of Central Park. One walk down Times Square and you see many art vendors and stores sell pictures depicting historic locations throughout all the five boroughs and due to its beautiful homes, acreage, and landscape, Westchester County as well.

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As one of New York’s oldest and most experienced custom picture framing, corporate framing, art restoration, and art installation shops, Heritage Frame is proud to provide custom framed artwork for many of the banks, law firms, restaurants, commercial buildings, hotels, art galleries, museums, and residential high rises throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester County. So, of course, we are happy to see the art and pictures we enjoy framing, restoring and installing return back to its season.

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Though our custom picture and mirror framing shop is located in Tarrytown New York, we were founded in lower Manhattan in 1867. At the time, the original company was named New York Frame & Picture Co. Now, a 4th generation company, Ted Howell- owner and master picture framing artisan- started in the business before he was ten years old under the apprenticeship of his father. An art lover, Ted has evolved the framing business into a 21st-century custom and corporate framing shop with the professional craftsmanship handed down to him from the 19th-century.

As the art capital of the world changes from New York to Los Angeles and maybe soon Miami, our custom art, mirror and picture framing, art restoration, and installation work has continued to extend beyond New York. The question many of our customers wonder is, Is New York still the art capital of the world?

According to observation and with the help of research, New York is no longer the art capital of the world. In fact, Los Angeles has surpassed NY over the last few years. This is supported by data gathered on job opportunities in the field of art. Many artists and photographers have been moving from New York to Los Angeles in search of employment and higher wages. The next popular city is Miami. Due to Miami Art Week and Art Basel, the international art world has discovered how to enjoy art tours and exhibits in the winter by simply participating in Miami’s art explosion.

So even though New York is no longer the art capital, the art, architecture, galleries, and museums are still, at least in our opinion, some of the best in the U.S. As many of our customers are art collectors, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy artwork purchased from the many shows, artists and photographers participating in art events throughout the world as we frame or install them in their homes, businesses or offices.

If you are looking to have your art, pictures, mirrors, memorabilia, posters, or antiques custom framed, call Heritage Frame & Picture Co. We give free estimates on custom framing, art restoration, and art installation. We pick-up and ship everywhere. Please call Heritage Frame at (212)233-3205 or (914)332-5200.

We are known for our excellent customer service and an enormous assortment of frames, matting and installation hardware.

We offer a wide variety of picture and photo framing services, including:

Original works of Art, Fine Art Prints, and Posters

Paintings on Canvas and Canvas Stretching

Photographs

Lithographs

Custom Framed Mirrors

Graduation Diplomas and Certificates

Sports Jerseys and Memorabilia

Needlework, Cross Stitch, and Embroideries

Shadow Boxes

Hand Wrapped Fabric Mats

Hand Painted French Lines

Oval Picture Frames

Coins

Antiques

Letters

Memorabilia

You can also visit our showroom:

Heritage Frame and Picture Co.

8 Main Street

Tarrytown, NY 10591

You can email Ted Howell, the President and Owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at Ted@HeritageFrame.com

To learn more about Art and Picture Framing read our glossary of terms.




Framebridge vs Heritage Frame

Heritage Frame & Picture Co. founded in 1878 in lower Manhattan as New York Frame & Picture Co, is one of the oldest, experienced and respected art, mirror and picture framing shops in New York.

Heritage Frame is also one of the leading corporate framing and art restoration businesses. As a result, it is common for people searching to have their pictures and art framed to compare Heritage Frame to many of the new companies in existence. One of the art framing companies in question is Framebridge.

Framebridge is a new start-up online framing company founded by Susan Tynan. Her entry into the picture framing business a few years ago is as a result of her purchasing artwork on a trip and need to transport it home without the frame it came with. According to her story on her website, she was then inspired to offer low-cost picture frames to people who want to frame their art or photos.

While a great story of entrepreneurship and we are happy to see Framebridge enter the market, our business model and clients are different. Heritage Frame offers high-end quality art and picture frames whereas Framebridge sells to mass markets similar to Walmart and Target but with the added benefits of having someone frame your artwork and ship it back to you.

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Most of Heritage Frames clients are art collectors, corporate framing clients, interior designers, hotels, resorts, timeshares, airports, law firms, banks, commercial and residential buildings, museums and art galleries. Our custom art, mirror, and picture frames are designed to last a lifetime and to enhance the value of the artwork. In addition, we install art in your home, office, or at your corporate event.

Our custom art framers are skilled artisans who work with you to select the frame you desire and help you choose the proper matting and installation hardware. Heritage Frame is known for excellent customer service and for our large assortment of superb quality art frames. We are not a mass market photo framing company. Our business is built on one-on-one service.

In addition to corporate and commercial art and picture framing, Heritage Frame is one of the few highly experienced art restoration companies. Art restoration requires a depth of knowledge and expertise that takes years to develop. We have restored artwork damaged in floods, fire, mold, mildew, as well as artwork that has been torn. Some of our art restoration work comes from other custom art framing shops who trust us to remedy the problem.

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Another source of our custom picture framing work is from corporate event planners. We work with event planners to install art in places where there will be an abundance of traffic and safety is an issue. Another concern is to have the art installed so it is protected from either theft, falling or damage. We work with event planners at grand openings, award ceremonies, anniversaries, historic displays and for conferences.

Heritage Frame welcomes you to visit our framing shop. You can also call for an appointment.

If you are looking to have your art, pictures, mirrors, memorabilia, posters, or antiques custom framed, call Heritage Frame & Picture Co. We give free estimates on custom framing, art restoration, and art installation. We pick-up and ship everywhere. Please call Heritage Frame at (212)233-3205 or (914)332-5200.

We are known for our excellent customer service and an enormous assortment of frames, matting and installation hardware.

We offer a wide variety of picture and photo framing services, including:

Original works of Art, Fine Art Prints, and Posters

Paintings on Canvas and Canvas Stretching

Photographs

Lithographs

Custom Framed Mirrors

Graduation Diplomas and Certificates

Sports Jerseys and Memorabilia

Needlework, Cross Stitch, and Embroideries

Shadow Boxes

Hand Wrapped Fabric Mats

Hand Painted French Lines

Oval Picture Frames

Coins

Antiques

Letters

Memorabilia

You can also visit our showroom:

Heritage Frame and Picture Co.

8 Main Street

Tarrytown, NY 10591

You can email Ted Howell, the President and Owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at Ted@HeritageFrame.com

Tarrytown Corporate Art Framing

Heritage Frame & Picture Co

Heritage Frame & Picture Co is New York's Custom Commercial Art Framing Shop. Heritage Frame provides corporate framing, art restoration and installation throughout New York City, Manhattan, Tarrytown and Westchester County.

If you are need custom commercial art framing, mirror framing or picture framing for contemporary fine art, lithographs, posters and photos, Heritage Frame has a large variety of custom frames and matting.

Heritage Frame works with large corporations, organizations and educational institutions in New York, nationally and internationally. We also provide custom framing services for families, art collectors, artists, photographers, interior designers, banks, law firms, financial firms, corporate event planners, hotels, non for profits, restaurants and sport teams.

At Heritage Frame & Picture Co, excellent customer service and high quality custom framing are the ingredients that have allowed us to be in business for more than 140 years. Heritage Frame, also known as NY Frame, is a 4th generation, family owned corporate framing, custom art framing, mirror framing, art restoration and art installation business. In 1878, Heritage Frame & Picture Co. started as NY Frame in NYC in the Wall Street area. Since then, we have provided art restoration, art installation, custom photo framing and commercial art framing services for thousands of customers.

In addition to a wide variety of picture, art and mirror frames, we also have a large variety of matting available. We come to your home or office and are able to meet after hours when you make an appointment.

Ted Howell, owner and 4th generation custom art framing craftsmen stands behind his work. Ted is available to answer questions regarding corporate framing ideas, the custom art framing process and anything else you would like to know regarding how to select the best frame for your family portraits, mirrors, diplomas, memorabilia, letters and antiques,.

If you would like a FREE quote on corporate framing, picture framing, mirror framing, art restoration or art restoration, call Heritage Frame at 212-233-3205 or 914 -332-5200.

If you would like Ted to meet you at your location in Tarrytown or Manhattan, New York to provide you with an estimate for custom art framing, Commercial Art Framing, art restoration or art installation, call Ted at 212-233-3205 or email him at Ted@HeritageFrame.com.

Many of our Corporate and Commercial Art Framing, custom art and photo framing customers are located in Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, New York City and the surrounding area.

Please call or stop by Heritage Frame and let us guide you through our unlimited selection of custom picture frames of various metal, wood and museum quality framing.

Since 1878 Heritage Frame has been providing custom framing, art restoration and art installation in NY, New Jersey, Westchester, Queens, Connecticut and Manhattan.

With over 140 years of experience in the custom art framing and corporate art framing business, we are the best custom framing shop in New York City.

We provide custom framing services for:

Original works of Art, Fine Art Prints, and Posters

Paintings on Canvas and Canvas Stretching

Pictures, Portraits and Photographs

Lithographs

Custom Framed Mirrors

Graduation Diplomas and Certificates

Sports Jerseys and Memorabilia

Needlework, Cross Stitch, and Embroideries

Coins

Antiques

Letters

And other memorabilia

Our Custom Framing Shop, Store and Showroom is

Heritage Frame & Picture Co.

8 Main Street

Tarrytown, NY 10591

Phone: 212-233-3205

Phone: 914-332-5200

Email: Ted@HeritageFrame.com