Business Close-up: Diane?s Frame Shoppe in Rhinelander
Pretty pictures aren’t the only artwork that grace the walls at Diane’s Frame Shoppe in downtown Rhinelander. This cozy and welcoming store offers customers a wide variety of services in addition to professional framing of original artwork, photographs and even treasured mementos.
“We can frame just about everything,” Diane Dodge, who owns and operates Diane’s Frame Shoppe, said. “Jewelry, baby mementos and once I even framed a rosary. The possibilities are endless.”
There are more than 1,000 sample frames displayed at Diane’s in addition to hundreds of matting examples to choose from. There are also plenty of finished projects for visitors to look over to get ideas and lots of unique and ready-made frames are offered too. Diane has won several awards for her creative talent in framing artwork and it shows in the beautiful photos and paintings on the shop’s walls.
A lot of the artwork displayed here was done by many local artists including Cindy Olsofka, Caleb Metrich, Perry Junkerman, Ben Tatrow and Nancy Paquet to name a few.
In fact, to promote the work of local artists Diane has opened her shop so these talented people can showcase their work. Each month she chooses an artist and display’s their art and then even hosts an open house so people can talk to the artist and learn more about their techniques or even purchase a picture or piece of pottery.
This Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Diane is hosting some talented quilters who will be displaying how to create miniature art quilt blocks. There are examples of these on display at Diane’s and they make for some eye catching artwork that includes diverse stitching methods and beading.
In addition to framing services, there is also a selection of craft supplies including cross stitch kits in addition to a wide variety of embroidery thread. There are also some limited art supplies available.
While paintings and photographs are popular items to have framed, Diane offers plenty of other distinctive solutions for those who want to enjoy a treasured memento or memory. Take for instance the cheesehead frame for those Packer photos or the delicate shadowbox that highlights the beauty of an antique locket. Military medals are also uniquely displayed and there are lots of examples where multiple photos are framed together to create a memorable collage.
“There really isn’t much we can’t do as far as framing goes,” Diane said.
Diane’s Frame Shoppe is located at 6 North Brown St. in Rhinelander. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. There is also a Facebook page and the phone number is 715-369-1400.