In DC, where retail space is expensive and difficult for small start-ups to afford, it makes sense that local businesses would get their start online. Custom framing company Framebridge, which runs production from a space in Lanham and their marketing and design out of a stylish Georgetown office, has done just that. No retail space has been necessary thus far, as customers can simply mail prints or upload photos to be framed, and then Framebridge ships the art back for free.
But this winter, the e-tailer is using turning their office space into a gallery, hosting the works of DC artists, curated by A Creative DC. The exhibit, titled “District IRL,” will include locally-made products running the gamut from paintings to Maketto bags to DeNada knits. The gallery will celebrate a launch on Thursday, November 19, from 8 to 10 PM, and it will remain in place through January 2016.
Simultaneously, Framebridge will host a pop-up in their office, allowing customers to experience Framebridge services in-person, with by-appointment framing consultations and the option to drop off artwork at the Georgetown office. Just in time to finish some framed gifts for the holidays, the pop-up services will be available by appointment starting November 19, Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, through January 2016.
Visit the gallery and pop-up at Framebridge’s Georgetown office at 3218 O Street, NW, Suite 3.