Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery was started as a frame shop in New London in the 1940′ s. Back then it operated under the name Costello’s. From there it evolved to La Presle’s in the 50’s, Peter’s from ’69-’78 and then became Studio 33 in 1979. It has moved several times throughout it’s life as a New London fixture, and as of November 2008 resides at 140 Bank Street.
Sara Munro is the owner and has over 30 years of framing experience on her own. A favorite of her long-time customers, she is asked for by name when clients come in to get their pieces framed using archival methods.
The rest of the Studio 33 framing staff has over 75 combined years of framing experience and love to help customers chose the best frames, mats, and glass for each individual piece. We offer the finest available, amazing clarity, non-reflective museum glass. It’s a must see, everyone loves it. We offer expert advice on framing paintings, drawings, needlework, three-dimensional items and more to preserve and protect for years to come.
In addition to the wide variety of frames for all price points, there is a large volume of mat corners including specialty mats like linens & silks. Shadowboxes, Custom French Lines, Art Restoration and more are available at Studio 33.
Studio 33 also offers a wide variety of local and hand made art and gift items. We showcase artwork that changes out on a monthly basis, along with jewelry, wood items (walking sticks, jewelry boxes and small furniture), shoreline related items (painted lobster claws), pottery, laser cut wood charts (featuring Block Island and Long Island Sound), sterling jewelry, sea glass and pewter art, and custom Greek leather bracelets. Gift wrapping is available free of charge and cards and post cards are also available for sale to round out your gift. Custom art is available and many of our artists enjoy creating commission work
Please give us a call today for more information on the many services we have to offer. We are more than happy to help in any way possible. We look forward to working with you!