As of the 1st of May, 2020, if you wish to visit Browning Arts during the near future, you must make an appointment and wear a mask.  Limited to one or two people per visit. Please call ahead (701) 746-5090.

We are open, in spite of construction, and welcome you to the shop!  There is traffic on the street and parking in front.  Please bear with us as we go through this difficult time. We hope to see you with your framing and restoration jobs, and have you satisfy your curiosity among the hundreds of art pieces we have of all media and eras.  We also have greeting cards, jewelry, ephemera, antique prints and maps, old telephones, sculptures, etc.


A word to the wise...


Browning Arts does not offer coupons or discounts based on artificially inflated prices. Our everyday prices are the same as the discounted prices of other picture framing shops.

All of our frames are solid wood (except the metal ones), not plastic or man-made composite. We make all the frames ourselves on-site and they are constructed in the traditional, high-quality manner with glue and nails, which insures that if you bump the corner and it separates, it can be fixed to look like new because the wood is not damaged.

Browning Arts has been in operation since 1981 and has years of experience, and a long background in the arts (art degrees from UND). We can solve your problems. We do restoration of all kinds of two- and three-dimensional art and memorabilia as well as regular matting and framing, dry mounting, and shrink wrapping. We also have a great gallery full of artwork of all media and eras.

The person you talk to at the front desk is the same person who does your work, and will take as much time as needed to help you find the right presentation for your artworks, whether they're needle art, paintings, photos, old documents, family heirlooms, prints, etc.

Stop in with your pieces for free estimates and see how great your pieces will look with the right presentation.

 Trust Browning Arts for your picture framing and restorations. 


New to the gallery:  1st:  Late 19th c. important California work, oil on canvas, unsigned, framed by Browning Arts, new price $900.   2nd:  Early 20th c. impressionist painting, oil on artists' board, unsigned, framed by Browning Arts, new price $300.  Plus many other beautiful works in all media. 

















A recent restoration

 Browning Arts celebrates its 38th anniversary                                           (1981-2019)  

Please stop in and help to celebrate 38 years in Grand Forks!  Peruse the art, visit, purchase a piece for your home or office, or for a gift.   Have something framed, reframed, or restored.  We look forward to seeing you!

Here is a photo selection of the shop's history.


This pillow is called Celestial-Powered Pillow of Enlightenment, and if you love Elvis, it should be YOURS!  New price $150.



This print was made by Claude Peter Trotter, who was a UND student many years ago.  The title is Wake For One Hell of a Dead Ant.   $150.

On the left, a painting by British artist P. H. Padwick, 1897-1970, original frame.  Priced at $575.  On the right, a painting of a misty lake, unsigned

unbelievably low price of $200.

A. Kemp has new material on his Prairie Ghosts page. Click here 

A. Kemp has new material on Welcome New Americans, Old Americans and You here



See video about Browning Arts here


New in the gallery, Doug Stuckle, Glyndon, MN., oil on canvas, $495 each. 



This superb painting from 1969 is by listed artist Jose Fernandez Diaz (Spain, 1930-1990).  He moved to Madrid in 1952, and went to Paris in 1957.  He participated in many group exhibitions and had many solo exhibitions.  He returned to Spain in 1977 where he had kept a studio while continuing his activities in Paris.  He also had exhibitions in Venezuela and Moscow.  This is oil on canvas, 17.5 x 20.5 including frame, which is olive wood veneered, imported from Italy.  $1,200.00.

REDUCED TO $995.00  $800.


Picture framing, restoration, stretcher building, art gallery, historical consultation.


Welcome to the Browning Arts website!  It will often have new material so please check back often to see updates.

The shop is open Monday through Friday, 10:30-5:30, and the phone number is 701-746-5090.

Located at 23 S. 4th St., in beautiful and historic downtown Grand Forks, ND.   MAP

 This website is also the home of  A. Kemp's studio is located right next door at YOU ARE HERE, 25 S. 4th St.

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Put Browning Arts and YOU ARE HERE on your gift registry! Tell your friends and family you want art instead of another toaster! 


Complete custom picture framing and related services:  matting, framing, dry mounting, shrink wrapping, stretcher building, and art and frame restoration and repair.   Another service offered is art consulting

Owned and operated by a professional artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Fine arts gallery includes art in every medium and features contemporary to antique works.  We also have gift items and greeting cards.

Browning Arts -- a tradition of quality since 1981