233 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Gallery - Framing - Consultation
Tuesday - Friday, 10AM-5:30PM
Saturday, 10AM-5PM; and anytime by appointment.
Whether you are making your first acquisition, renewing a long standing admiration of visual art, or continuing to build a collection, The Art Store provides you with unmatched customer service for all of your fine art and custom framing needs.
The Art Store is dedicated to exhibiting original 20th century and contemporary American art by leading local, regional and nationally recognized artists. Professional integrity, commitment and vision are the criteria for artist selection, with many artists having an extensive history of exhibitions, awards and museum placement. Painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, fine art prints, glass, wood and ceramics are among the disciplines featured. A diverse series of solo, group and invitational shows are presented throughout the year in the Gallery.
To join our contact list and receive exhibition invitations and news, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We never share your information.
Since 1972, The Art Store has built a reputation with collectors, artists, museums, dealers, architects and designers. We invite all visual art enthusiasts, visitors and students to come visit the Gallery when in Charleston, West Virginia. We are located at 233 Hale Street.
Our building owners, Lisa Fischer Casto and John Casto received the “Outstanding Preservation Award” in 2015 from the Charleston Area Alliance’s “We Love Our Community Awards”. They were awarded the honor for renovating the circa 1900 building which now houses The Art Store in downtown Charleston. To read more about the community awards, click here for Matt Murphy’s article in the Wednesday, March 18th edition of the Charleston Daily Mail.
FRAMING, INSTALLATION, COLLECTIONS, APPRAISAL & CONSERVATION
Advising individual collectors and corporations on fine art acquisitions for over 40 years
The Art Store takes pride in offering distinctive custom framing at a competitive price. We carry an extensive selection of frames from leading frame manufactures. Using only the finest (museum quality) conservation and archival materials, The Art Store frames for longevity and protection of all works. All framing at The Art Store is 100% guaranteed.
After selections of artwork are made and framed, the professional staff at The Art Store can install your art in your home or office. The Art Store is experienced in hanging art safely and correctly. On larger projects, we waive our fee for hanging works purchased at The Art Store.
The Art Store has been providing museum quality artwork to private collectors for 44 years. We gladly assist beginner and seasoned collectors to acquire, frame and install artwork. We also work closely with clients’ interior designers and architects to ensure a perfect placement of artwork.
The Art Store assists in acquiring artwork that compliments corporate environments and enhances the architectural features of a space. We use a team approach with the client, from beginning a collection through future procurement and installations with archival framing.
Some of the services we offer include:
• coordination with architects, designers and building owners
• art placement based on your blueprints and/or elevations
• commissioned site-specific works of art in all media
• delivery and standard or security installation
The Experienced Art Store Staff
Lisa Fischer Casto, Owner & Gallery Director acquired The Art Store in 2008. As an art collector for many years, she enjoys being surrounded by and promoting wonderful, original art. Prior to purchasing The Art Store, Lisa owned and operated a construction management company for over twenty-five years. She brings her love of art, her business acumen as well as the ability to read and understand blueprints to the professional Gallery setting.
Brian Humphreys, the Head of the Frame Department, brings over twenty years of custom framing and art installation experience to The Art Store staff. All of this experience plus one of the regions most extensive selections of custom frames top off our state-of-the-art framing department.
The entire staff is enthusiastic about the incredible art world opportunities available; from assisting clients with purchases, placement and inventory, to focusing the gallery lights. We always look forward to opening night receptions and meeting new artists and clients.
The red dot sticker on an artist/price card indicates that the art piece has been sold. This is an American gallery tradition. During scheduled art exhibitions, art is sold and marked with the red dots, but remains on display until the closing of the exhibit, even though ownership has passed to the buyer(s).
The Art Store is unable to appraise artworks. We recommend that an accredited appraiser be contacted directly. The following information is provided to aid in your search for an expert in a field related to your artwork. For assistance with finding an appraiser, please contact:
American Society of Appraisers
555 Herndon Parkway, suite 125
Herndon, VA 20170
PH: 800-272-8258 toll-free or 703-478-2228
International Society of Appraisers
737 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
PH: 866-481-1689 toll-free or 312-981-6778
Appraisers Association of America, Inc.
386 Park Avenue South, between 27th & 28th
Suite 2000, 20th floor
New York, New York 10016
Before choosing a conservator, we suggest that you refer to the American Institute of Historic & Artistic Works brochure guidelines. For assistance in finding a conservator, please contact:
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic &Artistic Works
1156 15th St., NW, suite 320
Washington, DC 20005-1714
The Art Store does not recommend one appraiser, conservator, framer or other art professional over another. This list includes suggestions of organizations that may be consulted; but The Art Store will not be held responsible for conservation or appraisals. This information is provided solely as a resource, and not an endorsement of any entity.