The Picture Frame Company

The Picture Frame Company is a family of picture frame and art related businesses founded in Saline, Michigan in 1988 by the Bowe family. Our company consists of:

 

 

The Picture Frame Company Online Frame Shop

The Picture Frame Company Online Frame Shop provides convenient, elegant solutions for all of your framing needs at surprisingly affordable prices. We offer an extensive variety of ready made and custom cut frames for everyday use and special occasions. We also offer mats made to order, framing and hanging supplies, great photo frames, and specialty items for the artist and collector. We take pride in fulfilling and shipping your order as quickly as possible.

Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 6:00PM EST
(888)292-2323
Email our customer service manager, Gretchen Grossman, or fill out our Contact Form
salinepictureframe.com

 

The Picture Frame Company Art Installation Hardware Store

The Picture Frame Company Art Installation Hardware Store provides solutions for all your art installation needs at very reasonable prices. We offer a complete array of professional grade hardware and supplies - including screws, anchors, hooks and wire - so that you can hang your artwork, mirrors, signage and wall decor. We also offer security hanger kits, parts and accessories for the installation of your valuable or at-risk pieces. We take pride in fulfilling and shipping your order as quickly as possible.

Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 6:00PM EST
(888)292-2323
Email our customer service manager, Gretchen Grossman, or fill out our Contact Form
www.picturehardware.com

 

Saline Picture Frame Company

We opened our original store in 1988 in downtown Saline, Michigan. After ten years we outgrew our space at 109 E. Michigan and purchased our current building, the former Otto's Cheese Shop, in 1998. Sara Bowe is the managing partner at our Saline store where she also oversees our commercial framing operation. Sara has been framing since the Carter administration, is a Certified Picture Frame, and is a talented frame designer. Along with complete custom framing services, our Saline store carries a fun and eclectic selection of gifts and accessories, ready made frames, framing hardware, and offers our unique "Mats in a Minute" while you wait mat cutting service.

Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 6:00PM EST; Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM EST
7641 N. Ann Arbor Street
Saline, MI 48176
(734)429-3352 phone
(734)429-7254 fax
Email our managing partner, Sara Bowe, or fill out our Contact Form
www.salinepictureframe.com/store

 

Dexter Picture Frame Company

To expand the business and capitalize on two decades of success in Saline, we opened our Dexter store in 2007. The shop is a warm and inviting space that is situated in a Civil War era brick building which once served as a meat locker. The shop is under the guidance of managing partner Mary Bowe who is a Certified Picture Framer and has more years of framing experience than she likes to admit. In addition to complete custom framing, ready made frames, framing supplies and our "Mats in a Minute" service, the Dexter store is filled with original art, jewelry, cards, Motawi tiles, Pewabic pottery, and unusual gift items. The Dexter location also houses The Side Door Gallery.

Monday - Friday 10:00AM- 6:00PM EST; Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM EST
8063 Main Street
Dexter, MI 48130
(734)426-1581 phone
(734)426-3734 fax
Email our managing partner, Mary Bowe, or fill out our Contact Form
www.dexterpictureframe.com

 

The Side Door Gallery

The Side Door Gallery is our our display space for showcasing the work of our area’s many talented artists and artisans. Annexed to our Dexter retail shop, the gallery houses rotating exhibits in all media. 

Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 6:00PM EST; Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM EST
8063 Main Street
Dexter, MI 48130
(734)426-1581 phone
(734)426-3734 fax
Email our gallery manager, Mary Bowe, or fill out our Contact Form
www.thesidedoorgallery.com

 

The Outlet Cellar

 

Nestled in the stone basement of our historic Dexter shop is one of the best kept secrets of D.I.Y. framers of Southeast Michigan! Only opened to the public in August 2011, the Outlet Cellar is a framing treasure trove.

In the Outlet Cellar, you will find an ever-changing selection of highly discounted:
frames of standard and non-standard sizes, ranging from 1x1" to x"… (currently over 500)
gorgeous mouldings that would normally be out-of-range for many customers
 

  • framing tools and equipment
  • foamcore
  • mats
  • original artwork
  • poster-sized reproductions
  • nifty odds and ends
  • packing supplies

How Are We Able to Do This?
Two busy retail shops and two high-volume online stores inevitably generate some miscalculations, inventory overruns and returns. The fact that we assemble the majority of all frames in-house also means at some point we come to the remainder of a beautiful moulding. What to do with that last little bit? Make a small frame, of course! The Outlet Cellar helps us manage the surplus and allows savvy frame seekers to buy distinctive frames at up to 90% off. Win-win!

Art teachers, crafters, apartment renters and homeowners have been quietly visiting the Outlet Cellar since this Summer. Come join us! We suggest you bring a list of your unframed art and photos, so you can take full advantage of all the framing potential…Stock is constantly changing and Outlet Cellar framing supplies are not available through our online store.

Hours:
Mon.- Fri. 10am-6pm
Sat. 10am-4pm

8063 Main Street
Dexter, MI 48130
Under the Dexter Picture Frame Company


Contact:
Have questions about our Outlet Cellar? Give us a call at (734) 426-1581, email our Outlet Cellar manager, Nancy Lybrink, nancy@dexterpictureframe.com or fill out our Contact Form and we’ll get in touch with you.
 

The Picture Frame Company Commercial Services

The Picture Frame Company Commercial Services division offers volume framing and on-site installation services for institutional, government, corporate, retail, and other commercial customers. Our clients include the University of Michigan, M-Den, Akamai , and Terumo. We have the capacity to handle very large orders, to drop ship, and to advise on art selection, placement, and product development. We work hard to meet your needs in creative and cost effective ways.

(888)292-2323 or (734)408-1066
Email our Commercial Services manager, Peter Bowe, or fill out our Contact Form

 

The Bowe Consulting Group

The Picture Frame Company's three partners - Pete, Sara, and Mary Bowe - share nearly 100 years of experience in the picture framing business. Professionals in art and design, production and installation, product development and customer service, the Bowes represent a rich resource on all matters related to framing. Available to help you map out your project, answer your unusual questions, or execute your special vision, The Bowe Consulting Group provides tailored consultation services to clients with unique needs. Please submit inquiries to Pete Bowe.

(888)292-2323 or (734)408-1066
Email Peter Bowe of the Bowe Consulting Group, or fill out our Contact Form

 

The Picture Frame Company in the Community

We are a local business with deep roots in our community. Part of our mission is to be a contributing member of that community. Unfortunately, there are always many more worthy causes than there are resources. As a business, we concentrate our efforts by helping local groups with a focus on:

  • Fighting Local Hunger: We have adopted Food Gatherers as our primary charity because we believe fighting hunger in our own backyard is essential and because Food Gatherers is a highly effective organization run by great people. Our annual Circle of Art benefit is our biggest charitable effort.
  • Art Education: We like art teachers and try to support them as much as possible. One of the most fun parts of our recycling effort is the donation of extra materials to art teachers. If you are an art educator feel free to stop by or drop us an email and we will add you to our distribution list for mat scraps and other good stuff.
  • Local Initiatives: Nearly twenty-five years as small business owners have taught us how interconnected a local economy is. We support groups like Think Local First which supports local business rooted in our community; Waste Knot which supports business recycling efforts in Washtenaw County; and The Arts Alliance which encourages partnerships and exchanges between local artists and arts organizations.
  • Donation Requests: If you represent a local organization or cause that is looking for support you can download our Donation Request Form. Let us know what you need and we'll see if we can help. We are particularly interested in creative solutions that take a fresh approach to local problems.