Member News: 40 Years and Counting for Framing & Art Centre
Framing & Art Centre started their picture framing journey in 1979 with the opening of The Mitre Box, Downtown on 4th Street. We were the first to offer a do-it-yourself picture framing service in Medicine Hat. In 1992 they moved the store to Gaslight Plaza (the old Eaton’s Building) and changed the name to Dynes Gallery. The focus changed to sales of Original art and limited edition prints as well as custom picture framing. The Gallery represented many local artists and became the place to buy original art. In 2002 the opportunity presented to join a national franchise, so Framing & Art Centre became Medicine Hat’s only framing franchise. In 2007 a decision to downsize the art sales resulted in a move to 2nd street, downtown. This retail space allowed the picture framing business to continue serving the needs of our loyal clients, while maintaining art sales for landscape artist, Dean Francis and the photography of Bruce J. Dynes.
Looking to represent some of our community’s talented pottery artisans, The Clay Trade was added to their retail space in 2010. Framing & Art Centre now features clay works for any gift giving occasion. in addition to complete picture framing service. Framing everything from sports jerseys, original art, needle-art and conservation framing of certificates and memorabilia, as well as, all the special moments in someone’s life that are frame worthy. The goal is to help people frame their experiences, whatever they may be.
Bruce and Jan Dynes believe community involvement is also key to business success. They are proud to have participated in many community fundraisers over the years and have been continuous Medicine Hat and District Chamber of Commerce members since 1979. They are strong advocates of supporting and shopping locally and would like to sincerely thank all their wonderful loyal clientele and friends for making the past 40 years of doing business downtown such a success.
"We hope you have enjoyed being FRAMED!!" - Bruce and Jan Dynes