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3744 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL, 60613
United States

(773) 525-5285

Real Art is a framing shop and gallery in Chicago's Lakeview East neighborhood.  Artist owned and operated, Real Art specializes in a variety of framing services and is proud to present original artwork by local Chicago artists working in a variety of mediums.


Bryce G. 10/3/2015 From Yelp

Joe is so wonderful! I got a large print framed and not only was the quality of the work absolutely wonderful, but it was less expensive than originally quoted! I am so happy to have a framing shop in the neighborhood.


Sue T. 6/27/2014 From Yelp

Joe is one of THE most helpful and pleasant proprieters I've dealt with in quite some time. Custom Framing storefronts don't seem that prevalent/accessible. And the staff can sometimes seem a little "snooty". I had some oddly shaped original paintings that needed framing. I needed some guidance for the whole process. Joe offered me several options w/different pricing, which allowed me to get both pieces framed w/in my budget. Highly recommend this quality, friendly business! Thanks Joe!


Dionna C. 5/20/2014 via email

Hi Joe-
My husband, Ryan, has been working with you to get some of our wedding pictures framed as my birthday present. He gave them to me last night and I couldn't be happier with them! Thank you so much - you do great work!!


Am I. 12/17/2012 From Yelp

Great service! Joe was friendly and professional, he helped me get the perfect frame. The store is also full of great art from local artists!


Dessi P. 10/4/12 via email

Thank you for the great work you did on the frames! My friend absolutely LOVED the pictures! The frames and colors look stunning in his hallway.


Lydia M. 1/19/2012 From Yelp

I've had two pieces framed at Real Art and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! The first was a larger painting I got from my boyfriend. I live in the neighborhood and stopped into a few different framing shops along Broadway but decided on Real Art based largely on the great customer service I received. They really took the time to help me choose the type of frame that would suit the painting best (while still fitting into my price range). When I picked the painting up a few days later, I was amazed at how great it looked! I bought another piece a few months ago and knew that I wanted to take it to Real Art to be framed. Once again, my experience there was great. Joe, the owner, is super nice and extremely helpful. He made some great suggestions regarding different mats and overall styles that I wouldn't have thought of on my own. I was extremely impressed by the finished product. I will always go to Real Art for my framing needs and am happy to give Joe my business in the future!!


Lynn O. 12/17/2011 From Yelp

Joe is a professional AND an artist. He takes his time helping you select mats and frames until they are perfect, even more perfect than you thought they could be. I have had 3 or 4 things framed there in the last year and they have all been top-quality, reasonably priced and gorgeous! I will never go anywhere else!