The Framing & Art Centre was located on Kent Street at Richmond Street for 44 years. In May of 2020 the store was moved to a new location at 371 Horton Street. Sarah White purchased the Framing & Art Centre in 2001 from her parents Jim and Dorothy Howell who had owned the story since the mid 70’s. Sarah expanded the Corporate art and framing sales and added a gift area that includes Canadian designer jewellery, regional pottery, unique gifts and quirky cards.
The company was originally called The Framing Experience which offered “do-it-yourself” framing. The company was franchised and locations grew across Canada. The “do-it-yourself” portion of the business diminished as the demand for convenience increased. The franchise company decided to drop do-it-yourself framing and change the name to Framing and Art Centre in 1993 to reflect the change and an overall increase in art sales.