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Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

Kingman, Arizona has a rich and vibrant arts community. It swings into high gear every spring with a series of festivals.  The premier event is the Kingman Festival of the Arts. Held annually on Mother’s Day weekend in the shaded Metcalfe Park for forty-four...
Supporter of the arts

Supporter of the arts

The team at Avant Print and Frame in Kingman, Arizona are passionate supporters of the arts. Each is also artisans and craftsmen in the own right.  As an example, John Erickson is a master framer. As a young man he developed a fascination for art, and for...
Vibrant Community

Vibrant Community

All along Route 66 there are manifestations of how a vibrant arts community can transform a blighted historic district, or even foster a renaissance that includes economic development. The dramatic revitalization of the historic business district in Pontiac, Illinois...
When we were Young

When we were Young

Thumb tacks, tape or a wad of gum seem fine for the hanging of colorful posters on the bedroom wall when we are teenagers. Then comes the time when we want to present the impression of being more mature, and so we buy poster frames, wood frames or steel frames at...
Did You Know ….?

Did You Know ….?

Okay. You have taken a photograph or created a work of art that is worthy a museum display. Now what?  Well, you have options. And options can also create confusion. So, let’s discuss the difference between giclee prints and art print.   Simply put, an...
From Advertisement to Fine Art

From Advertisement to Fine Art

Cadwallader Washburn Kelsey transformed marketing with the introduction of the filmed automobile commercial. The firm of Calkins & Holden set the bar high with development of automotive advertisement that crossed into the realm of fine art.  In the closing...
The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Here is something to ponder – a picture frame that measures 500-feet by 300-feet. The professionals at Avant Print and Frame in Kingman, Arizona specialize in custom archival framing. And that means that they can ensure your print will enhance the den or office with a...
Framing Treasure

Framing Treasure

It was a tale of astounding treasures. And it the end the tales paled in comparison to the reality.  At noon on April 4, the village of Merkers in the Wartburgkreis district of Thuringia, Germany fell to the Third Battalion of the 358th Infantry Regiment,...
Carrying On A Tradition

Carrying On A Tradition

A frame transforms a photo or picture into art. But a frame designed to accentuate the piece transforms it into fine art or a family heirloom. The iconic artist Van Gogh said, “A picture without a frame is like a soul without a body” This is the specialty of Avant...
The Art of Fine Art Printing

The Art of Fine Art Printing

There is a common misconception that a print is merely transference of digital photograph to paper. From this perspective the quality of the picture is determined simply by the type of printer.  But transforming an excellent photograph into a museum quality fine...