Located in beautiful downtown Keene, NH, Creative Encounters is one of New England’s leading resources for custom framing, commercial art design and installation, regional art, unique gifts and artists’ supplies.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will happily work with your schedule, your budget,and your style — guiding you through each step of the art selection, design and framing process. With over a century of combined experience, the staff at Creative Encounters can frame virtually anything to help bring beauty to your life. Our experts work with every type of mounting using state-of-the-art equipment, and we ensure the best possible care and handling to achieve beautiful results.
• Voted Best Frame Shop in the Area
• All Framing Done on Premises
• Award Winning Shadowbox Design in Two National Competitions
• Best Archival Materials and Techniques Used
• Voted Best of New Hampshire Regional Print
At our retail location, Creative Encounters offers the area’s largest selection of framed regional art prints and photographs – historic and contemporary. Our commissioned Visit Keene Giclée print depicts the 1935 Flying Yankee streamliner crossing the drystone arch bridge in South Keene, with iconic Mount Monadnock in the distance. It won New Hampshire Magazine’s 2009 Best of NH award for local print. In conjunction with Cheshire Historical Society, Creative Encounters is proud to offer the widest variety of historic prints of the region. As an authorized dealer of acclaimed artist Edward Gordon, our gallery carries his beautiful limited-edition Giclée prints.
Your source for unique gift ideas.
Bringing a world of beauty to you and the people you care about, we have an entire gallery of artist-created gifts and home accessories. Our creative and helpful staff will gladly be your personal shoppers. Gift wrapping is a specialty and is always free!
• Robinson Pottery, NH
• Functional Art Glass from the Catskills area of New York
• Handmade Masks from Venice, Italy
• Blown Art Glass Vases and Balls from Seattle, WA
• Baudelaire Imported European Soaps
• Mirrors: Oval, Circle, Vertical & Horizontal, beveled glass – Any Size & Style
• Historic Photo Coasters and Tiles on Tumbled Marble
• A Wide Selection of Gift Cards
Stop in to see our wonderful selection of gifts or shop online to browse through some of the items we carry.