Support the American dream – frame independent!

Support the American dream – frame independent!

If you know us here at the Frame & I, you know we are really into supporting our community! We are just one small, locally owned picture frame shop, but we have a big heart for Prescott and the quad-cities.  So today we are here to talk about something that is dear to us – shopping local. We want to encourage you to support the American dream, frame independent!

What is this dream? In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. A dream that we can achieve whatever we want with drive and perseverance. A dream that we can provide a great opportunity for our children and their children… We say the dream is still alive!

world's oldest rodeo prescott atkinson

2018 original artwork for the World’s Oldest Rodeo, framed at The Frame & I and donated to raise funds for the rodeo! Art by Steve Atkinson.

It lives in each and every one of us who has chosen to follow our passion.  Of course, our passion is making first class picture frames!  We don’t do that by paying minimum wage and demanding crazy shifts out of our staff… We are independent and local because we believe work and business can be different. We aim to provide the best service and fantastic frames for you to enjoy for the ages. Our designers are top notch, most with at least 20 years of framing experience under their belts.

Support the American dream, frame independent!

This awesome American flag art print was made by local, independent artist Dave Newman. We framed it in a classic 1700’s era style frame. You can see more of Dave’s art at

Lots of independent shops have embraced the dream too.  Just walk down any street in Downtown Prescott, AZ and you will encounter locals, one of a kind shops and restaurants, and a vibe that is unique to our place in the world.  This still exists here because Prescott has not become a town of clones, clone stores and clone houses… it still has a very unique sense of Self and that is in large part due to the vast number of independent and locally owned stores in the area.

Why is local different, and who cares, really?

Local businesses support the community by paying typically higher wages, by hiring local services like insurance agents, accountants and banks, by owning or renting real estate that supports the tax base, by collecting sales taxes, by donating and volunteering to local charities, and by providing an experience that is unique in the world.

When you support a small independent shop like The Frame & I and many others in Prescott or the Quad-city area, you make sure that the town keeps its own unique vibe.  And that’s why INDEPENDENCE matters!  There is not another framer in the nation like us… and we have been framing for 32 years because we love our community.

support the American dream, frame independent!

We framed this rodeo piece as a fundraiser for the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott!

Being independent also means that we are able to give back to our community in many ways without a lot of red tape… When you frame local and independent with us, you support these great causes too:

Yavapai Big Brothers/ Big Sisters -mentoring and adult role models matched with at-risk kids

Yavapai Humane Society- puppies and kitties!

Coalition for Compassion and Justice – many various programs that help those who need it most… from school supplies for impoverished kids to home repair for those who can’t.

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity – helping people attain the American dream of owning their own home and bringing them up out of poverty.

Cruise in for Veterans – A fun car show that raises money to help the volunteer services at our local Prescott VA.

Art Scholarships, raffles and auctions, and much more.


Thank you for framing INDEPENDENT with us!

Happy Independence Day,

-Ida K.


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