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Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Colorful Murals

Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Colorful Murals

The historic heart of Kingman is bisected by two alignments of Route 66, Beale Street that was once used by US 93 and US 466, two alignments of the National Old Trails Road, and the railroad. From its inception transportation has been the life blood of this dusty...
Frames That Steal The Show

Frames That Steal The Show

The proper frame and matting can transform a photo, a print or a painting. With assistance from a craftsman that specializes in creating custom frames something mundane or average becomes breathtaking artistry. In Kingman, Arizona, that transformation is a specialty...
An Heirloom For Christmas

An Heirloom For Christmas

Ideally the Christmas season is a time when thoughts turn toward childhood memories, to families and to tradition. And it is also a time when the pressure mounts to purchase a perfect gift for everyone on your list. If the crush of holiday shoppers and worry over...
A Technicolor Wonderland

A Technicolor Wonderland

Avant Print and Frame in Kingman, Arizona is more than Mohave County’s premier art center for high quality large format giclée printing and museum quality archival printing. The staff and management are skilled artisans and are involved with all aspects of the...
The Beauty of The Season

The Beauty of The Season

Monsoon storms in the desert with dark and forbidding clouds crowning high mountain peaks, and bursts of lightning streaking across the sky, are an awe-inspiring sight to behold. And in the Kingman, Arizona area this has been a monsoon season unlike anything...
Great art, meets great framing

Great art, meets great framing

It was the summer of 2014. The historic heart of Kingman had been on a downward spiral since completion of I 40 and the bypass of Route 66 in the late 1970s. Weed and trash strewn empty lots had replaced century old railroad warehouses, and services stations, motels,...
Kingman’s thriving arts community

Kingman’s thriving arts community

Thanks to crooner Nat King Cole and a little tune about getting your kicks on Route 66, Kingman, Arizona will also be linked to that storied highway. But the city has another claim to fame.  It has a rich and colorful celebrity history. And linked with this is a...
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...
Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Colorful Murals

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...