As chain stores continue to pop up left and right, it’s vital to support the independent businesses that give Boston its truly unique sense of character. Empowered by a passion for her industry and a desire to support Boston’s thriving art community, one Boston woman is looking to take the creative world by storm. A 2006 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Amanda Accardi recently opened Around the Corner, a custom framing shop and fine art gallery in Boston’s thriving South End. Breaking the mold of the traditional retail frame shop, Around the Corner combines the demand for professional framing with the individuality and creativity of the art world. Local artists will display their work in the store’s gallery, which Accardi hopes will encourage community involvement and support of local artists. “I’m living the dream,” Accardi tells us. “I love being able to couple my passion for unique design and conservation with the desire to promote highly talented, emerging artists. My store is quickly becoming a vehicle for numerous local artists to showcase their work.”
In addition to traditional framing demands, Around the Corner offers extensive options for restoring older pieces. Weathered photographs and painting can be reconstructed into high quality images or beautiful giclees. Eager to go beyond the impersonal restrictions of chain stores, the highly-trained staff of Around the Corner is more than eager to personally install a piece in your home or office.
To celebrate Around the Corner’s new beginning as a thriving artistic location within the community, stop by the grand opening celebration at 637 Tremont Street to meet local artists, business owners, and friends between 6 and 10PM on Thursday, October 8th. For more information, visit http://www.framearoundthecorner.com/.
A contributing writer at DirectoryofBoston.com, Megan Johnson is originally from Connecticut, but has lived in Boston since age 18. She frequently writes for MenuPages Boston, Butterfly Diary, Reinventing Beauty Magazine, and SweetTalk on the Spot. You can visit her website at www.meganjohnson.tumblr.com.