26 North 7 Ave
St. Cloud, MN 56303


The PAPER COLLECTOR in DOWNTOWN ST. CLOUD provides the finest in art and framing. . With our expert help anyone can find a frame design that shows off personal style and interest.

There are a few things to consider when framing:

  1. Pick an experienced frame shop, one with knowledge of preservation framing, an understanding of design and just as important- prompt quality service.
  2. You need custom framing that reflects your personal taste, protects your art and presents a whole, finished subject.
  3. Start by choosing a mat or frame that enhances the art. If your art is right for your area then the whole room will work. With us you will find a variety of frame and mat possibilities. We even encourage taking home samples to see in your lighting and with your room. A watercolor or print usually needs a mat and glass. The mat raises the glass off the art and provides a resting place for the eye. An oil or acrylic painting has only a frame or frame with liner.
  4. The quality of mats and frames has been much improved in the last years. All of our mats and backing are of conservation quality. We offer regular glass, non-glare glass, conservation glass and acrylic.
  5. Finally, our framers will not sell you framing designs too trendy or ornate for the art. At all times we respect the work of the artist. What we send home will not be a reflection of our framing ego at the cost of your art work, pocket book or life style.

DISCOVER how easily you can freshen, update and invigorate your home or office with art. Sometimes an old piece just needs new mats or a better frame. An important guide line is THE WIDER THE FRAME THE MORE IMPORTANT THE ART LOOKS.

DISCOVER an exciting variety of new releases by major art publishers. We stock over a 1,000 pieces of art from abstracts to traditional, landscapes to golf, open editions to originals, LOCAL ARTISTS and international.

DISCOVER an antique inventory of old maps, hand colored botanicals, early postcards, sheet music and used books. A GREAT SOURCE FOR THE EPHEMERA COLLECTOR!