Peak Art and Frame program to support nonprofit organizations
March 27, 2012
Peak Art and Frame wanted to give something back to the Park City community, so it started a new program that gives three percent of custom-frame sales to nonprofit groups.
The idea is easy, said the store’s owner Bethany Rice.
"If people come in and place an order, we will donate three percent of that sale to the nonprofit of their choice," she said during an interview with The Park Record. "It’s a pretty simple concept and we’re trying to get people to support local businesses. That will help us support the local nonprofits."
Rice had been thinking about doing something like this for a year.
"We have always been involved with all of the nonprofits in the community and have donated our framing or gift certificates to them during all their fundraisers," she said. "There is a surprising number of great nonprofits in our town, and since this community supports us, we felt we could do more for them."
So far, three nonprofits will benefit from the donations the Kimball Art Center, the Peace House and KPCW.
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"We’ve got a couple more in mind, and we’re trying to keep it limited to five, so the program will benefit them more," Rice said. "I’m glad we’ve finally got around to implementing it."
Rice’s husband Patrick was behind the idea from day one.
"I’ve appreciated how the locals support each other up here and we’ve had a lot of support the past 10 years," he said. "When Beth started talking about giving back, we felt it was right."
The frame order can be anything, Bethany Rice said.
"We custom frame all things from photos to jerseys to shadowboxes, collages, archival framing and digital printing as well," she explained. "We also do a lot of custom vanity mirrors and get a lot of local artists who come in to get their works framed."
Peak, which opened in 2003, also prints posters and recently opened a photography studio for portraits and commercial work, Rice said.
"It was a surprise how artistic this community is," said Rice, who started managing the store in 2004, before buying it fully last June. "Park City has a cool creative environment, and I wanted to be a bigger part of it."
For more information about the Peak Art and Frame nonprofit donations, visit http://www.peakartandframe.com or call (435) 649-0801.