Art Expressions

★★★☆☆
42.3637 -87.9865
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847-543-7263

34498 N Old Walnut CirSte A

Gurnee, IL

60031

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Being an artist I have had several of my charcoal drawings matted and framed in the past which turned out beautiful. Then, several years later I had two "All Star Game" tickets matted and framed. Once again, they did an absolutely beautiful job. They helped me to choose the color mat and the frame. They made the process simple and I felt completely taken care of. They had great instincts about color and textures. I feel their price reflects their knowledge, expertise and quality products. I never had a worry that any of my items would come back looking cheap or badly put together. I would highly recommend them.

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★★★★★

Being an artist I have had several of my charcoal drawings matted and framed in the past which turned out beautiful. Then, several years later I had two "All Star Game" tickets matted and framed. Once again, they did an absolutely beautiful job. They helped me to choose the color mat and the frame. They made the process simple and I felt completely taken care of. They had great instincts about color and textures. I feel their price reflects their knowledge, expertise and quality products. I never had a worry that any of my items would come back looking cheap or badly put together. I would highly recommend them.

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Rude elitist owner.

If you don??t choose what she suggests she make you feel bad. Besides that her prices were MUCH more then other frame shops I have been too.

I glad her friends and family have been giving her good reviews on here BUT if you want an honest view point avoid at all cost ?and trust me it will cost you to shop here.

Also the frame had nicks on it when I picked it up, they said it was ??normal? and that??s how that wood looked. Well after spending that much money it shouldn??t be nicked up!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Rude elitist owner.

If you don??t choose what she suggests she make you feel bad. Besides that her prices were MUCH more then other frame shops I have been too.

I glad her friends and family have been giving her good reviews on here BUT if you want an honest view point avoid at all cost ?and trust me it will cost you to shop here.

Also the frame had nicks on it when I picked it up, they said it was ??normal? and that??s how that wood looked. Well after spending that much money it shouldn??t be nicked up!!

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My wife and I were absolutely thrilled with Art Expressions. We needed some very special pictures framed in time for the holidays, and the products that we received from Art Expressions were fantastic. We trusted them with choosing the right matting and frames, and they amazed us with their artistic ability and attention to detail. Their craftsmanship is better than anything my wife and I have ever seen.

Additionally, their staff was extremely courteous and professional. In particular, the proprietor of the store went out of her way to ensure that our needs were met. She is an extremely classy person, who certainly knows her trade and takes great pride in her business. The whole store and our experience was truly world class.

We will return to Art Expressions for all of our future projects. We highly recommend Art Expressions.

5
★★★★★

My wife and I were absolutely thrilled with Art Expressions. We needed some very special pictures framed in time for the holidays, and the products that we received from Art Expressions were fantastic. We trusted them with choosing the right matting and frames, and they amazed us with their artistic ability and attention to detail. Their craftsmanship is better than anything my wife and I have ever seen.

Additionally, their staff was extremely courteous and professional. In particular, the proprietor of the store went out of her way to ensure that our needs were met. She is an extremely classy person, who certainly knows her trade and takes great pride in her business. The whole store and our experience was truly world class.

We will return to Art Expressions for all of our future projects. We highly recommend Art Expressions.

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Good service, YES. Pushy sales person, NO. Cheap prices, NO, but not important. Competitive prices, YES. Support your local small businesses. If cheap is most important, than give your business to a franchise store in one of the many malls in this area. At mall you are simply the number on your receipt.

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★★★★☆

Good service, YES. Pushy sales person, NO. Cheap prices, NO, but not important. Competitive prices, YES. Support your local small businesses. If cheap is most important, than give your business to a franchise store in one of the many malls in this area. At mall you are simply the number on your receipt.

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I bought a $30 poster at a local craft store. I was going to have it framed there, but it was going to cost me close to $300 (with their discount since i purchased the print there), and I wasn't finding matte and frame combinations that struck a cord with me, though they had many. I went home to think about it, and eureka...I remembered that I had seen a transfer to canvas that I fell in love with and wanted to use that method someday. My picture was perfect for it, plus it brought it down to a more usable size. I went to Art Expressions, and they had an example of one as I entered the door. It took about 3 weeks and I got it back today and I absolutely love it. It is now about 24x28" and there are so many places I can use it. I called them back about another larger one I have that had an impression from a door knob where someone flung open a door before I got that one hung and made a dent in it. They volunteered advise on a couple ways I might remove the dent on my own. I found their prices to be pretty much what I anticipated before calling them. I've had this kind of work done several times over the past 20 years. It's hand work, individualized, and you aren't going to have deep discount prices with that type of work. I didn't experience any rudeness. There was more conversation over the phone perhaps when I was first asking about their services, and on the premise they may have been more quiet than bubbly for sure, but I've never been at a picture framing location where the staff were in your face all the time. These places tend to leave you to reflect, pick and choose...and that's exactly how I want it.Their selection of frames was rather broad in my opinion. No, I didn't see discount frames there. For those you go to the franchised stores. I have my on a couple. They also have shadow box frames that make an interesting display. I'm not an easy sell, but they have won my repeat business. I'm giving them 4 of 5 stars, but mainly because I hold out for a second buying experience before ranking all stars.

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★★★★☆

I bought a $30 poster at a local craft store. I was going to have it framed there, but it was going to cost me close to $300 (with their discount since i purchased the print there), and I wasn't finding matte and frame combinations that struck a cord with me, though they had many. I went home to think about it, and eureka...I remembered that I had seen a transfer to canvas that I fell in love with and wanted to use that method someday. My picture was perfect for it, plus it brought it down to a more usable size. I went to Art Expressions, and they had an example of one as I entered the door. It took about 3 weeks and I got it back today and I absolutely love it. It is now about 24x28" and there are so many places I can use it. I called them back about another larger one I have that had an impression from a door knob where someone flung open a door before I got that one hung and made a dent in it. They volunteered advise on a couple ways I might remove the dent on my own. I found their prices to be pretty much what I anticipated before calling them. I've had this kind of work done several times over the past 20 years. It's hand work, individualized, and you aren't going to have deep discount prices with that type of work. I didn't experience any rudeness. There was more conversation over the phone perhaps when I was first asking about their services, and on the premise they may have been more quiet than bubbly for sure, but I've never been at a picture framing location where the staff were in your face all the time. These places tend to leave you to reflect, pick and choose...and that's exactly how I want it.Their selection of frames was rather broad in my opinion. No, I didn't see discount frames there. For those you go to the franchised stores. I have my on a couple. They also have shadow box frames that make an interesting display. I'm not an easy sell, but they have won my repeat business. I'm giving them 4 of 5 stars, but mainly because I hold out for a second buying experience before ranking all stars.

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Rude sales people, not worth the long drive. Small selection of frames. Its cheaper just to go to the mall. Why should it cost $300 just to frame a $30 poster???

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★☆☆☆☆

Rude sales people, not worth the long drive. Small selection of frames. Its cheaper just to go to the mall. Why should it cost $300 just to frame a $30 poster???

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My wife had put in a review about this company expressing her dislike of their poor service and high prices. But the owner of Art Expressions had the review removed. Isn?t this is supposed to be an open forum for honest reviews?

PROS:
CONS: High prices poor service

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My wife had put in a review about this company expressing her dislike of their poor service and high prices. But the owner of Art Expressions had the review removed. Isn?t this is supposed to be an open forum for honest reviews?

PROS:
CONS: High prices poor service

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I selected artwork to be framed for my business, not a great deal, about 175.00 in cost, but wow does it look like a million dollars! We are so very pleased with the quality of both the framing and the service we were provided at Art Expressions! Plus, we just loved the excellent coffee from the coffee shop. I have sent several friends who have had great experiences at Art Expressions as well. Thanks for making sure my artwork was top quality and for taking such good care of me and my friends. We will definately be suggesting this business to everyone we know.

PROS: Service, Sales Assistance, Wonderful Products, & an excellent Coffee Shop!
CONS: Can't think of a Con!

5
★★★★★

I selected artwork to be framed for my business, not a great deal, about 175.00 in cost, but wow does it look like a million dollars! We are so very pleased with the quality of both the framing and the service we were provided at Art Expressions! Plus, we just loved the excellent coffee from the coffee shop. I have sent several friends who have had great experiences at Art Expressions as well. Thanks for making sure my artwork was top quality and for taking such good care of me and my friends. We will definately be suggesting this business to everyone we know.

PROS: Service, Sales Assistance, Wonderful Products, & an excellent Coffee Shop!
CONS: Can't think of a Con!

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.