Owner Susan Heard (pictured) says The Salon in the Blue Star Arts Complex offers topnotch framing services and also shows work from a variety of artists. Frames can fit art, photos, diplomas and even flags. Photo by Collette Orquiz

The best way to showcase good art is through good framing, according to Susan Heard, owner of The Salon.

“Getting people matched with the right frame is kind of as important a layer as getting them matched with the right art,” said Heard about the services offered by her business in the King William Historic District.

The Salon opened in December at 1420 S. Alamo St., No. 141, in the Blue Star Arts Complex, Building B.

The shop and gallery specializes in custom framing, prints and installation or mounting on walls.

“I wanted to have an opportunity to have really high-quality frames that were turned around in five business days or so,” Heard said.

Heard, a San Antonio native, returned to the city in 2012 after working in an art gallery in Telluride, Colorado. She opened Cinnabar Gallery in 2013.

She found herself selling prints and doing framing work at Cinnabar, and after the space next to the gallery had been empty for some time, Heard decided to open The Salon.

Apart from framing, the shop showcases art from a variety of artists, and Heard uses The Salon to try out different pieces.

“If we didn’t have art…we’d only have one way of looking at things and have a really boring, one-dimensional world,” Heard said. “Artists have a different way of looking at things. They have ideas, a way to cultivate things through different mediums.”

The Salon offers a large variety of frames, and works with artwork, photographs, diplomas and even flags.

“Don’t think of it (The Salon) as just an art gallery. We can literally frame anything you need us to frame, and we’d be happy to,” Heard said.

Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


1420 S. Alamo St., No. 141. For more, call 210-557-6073 or visit salonframing.com


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