Visit Gallery 510 in Downtown Decatur

Gallery 510 is open during the following hours:
Tuesday through Friday 11 to 5, Saturdays by appointment only.

Gallery 510 Art & Framing is a 501(c)(3) organization.
A portion of all sales goes directly to help fund our programs.

Featured Artist of the Month

William Doty

Gallery 510 is pleased to announce our May featured artist, William Doty.

William’s work will be on display during the month of May at Gallery 510.

Member Artwork For Purchase

Find original art, prints, cards, jewelry, unframed work and other items created by our members & guests.

Member Artwork for Purchase

Find original art, prints, cards, jewelry, unframed work and other items created by our members & guests.

Art Around Town

The following artists will be exhibiting their work throughout Decatur, Illinois.

May 2024

Decatur Public Library: Primrose Retirement Home
Decatur Airport: Sue Watts
Memorial Cancer Care Center: Tracey Maras

The Gallery 510 Frame Shop

Why is Custom Framing So Expensive? It’s Not Really.

Although it may seem costly at first, it’s important to recognize that the cost of framing reflects the value of using quality materials to properly showcase and protect your cherished memories. Craftsmanship is another factor in custom framing, as is the expertise of the designer and framer. A well-designed frame can enhance the overall look of your artwork, making it a stunning centerpiece in any room.

The price of framing is not necessarily an indication of a markup. It is actually an intricate process that requires high-quality materials and skilled labor, making it a valuable investment. A quality frame requires top-notch materials such as solid wood, acid-free mat boards, and UV-resistant glass or acrylic to ensure that your artwork is protected from damage over time. Cheaper alternatives may be available, but they lack the durability and longevity of premium materials leading to premature deterioration and fading of the image.

In addition to materials, the design of the frame is another important consideration that adds to the cost. A professional framer will take the time to carefully select the appropriate matting and framing components that will complement the image while also considering the overall decor and style of the room where it will be displayed. This level of attention to detail requires both skill and experience, and it’s what sets custom framing apart from off-the-shelf alternatives.

So, the next time you consider framing a picture, remember that the cost is a reflection of the value that quality materials and design can bring to your memories.

Become a Member

Member artists pay dues annually and receive a solo show at Gallery 510, opportunities to exhibit at other venues about town that Gallery organizes, smaller commission paid on sales at the Gallery, discounts on purchases in the Gallery, discounts on framing supplies, fees waived for entering our shows, a voice at the Board of Directors meetings, and networking opportunities with the other artists. We also offer Emerging Artist and Student Artist Membership Levels.

Contribute to the Arts

Your contribution helps us tremendously with providing opportunities for the local and young artists in our community. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You!

Get Updates From Gallery 510

If you would like to receive monthly updates about our events or promotions, please email gallery510@sbcglobal.net.

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Friday May 17th

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