400 Euclid Avenue - The Lundy Center
Helena, MT 59601 | 406.442.2760
OPEN Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday closed

About Us

Queen City Framing & Art Supplies was opened in the fall of 2016 in Helena, Montana by Deb Parsons and Martha Johnson. They wanted to provide the community with a store dedicated to providing quality products and knowledgeable, attentive customer service.

Martha has over two decades of framing experience and training in the various methods of mounting prints, paintings, and photos as well as unique delicate items, memorabilia and 3-dimensional objects. Deb has a degree in graphic design, is a former business owner and a published artist and calligrapher who often teaches classes. She can answer questions about all the art mediums and supplies they carry and make thoughtful suggestions.

Deb, Martha, and their staff have the tools and knowledge to help you fulfill your artistic vision with expert advice, individualized customer service and affordable quality!

Queen City Framing & Art Supplies - Arts & Crafts

Products & Services

Our store offers a variety of different products and services for all your artistic needs and endeavors. Be sure to ask our staff for advice and suggestions on which product would be the best fit for you. Here is just a sample of the some of the products and services we offer:


  • Drawing Pencils & Markers
  • Oils/Acrylics/Watercolors
  • Stretched Canvas & Canvas Boards
  • Painting Easels
  • Artists’ Brushes
  • Sketch Books
  • Painting & Drawing papers
  • Art Instruction Books
  • Golden Fluid Acrylics
  • And More!


  • Design Consulting
  • Custom Framing
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Dry Mounting
  • Shrink-Wrapping
  • Mat Cutting
  • Art Classes
  • Calligraphy
  • And More!

Please check out our Facebook page for photos of finished projects, current specials and upcoming classes!

Gallery Wall

Project Gallery

A GALLERY WALL in your home adds Personality, Interest and a Story!

Creating a gallery wall is a perfect way to make a big personal impact at home. It is an opportunity to make a statement about who you are and what you like. Whether you want to add some personality in your living room or make a blank staircase come alive, a gallery wall can be a fun way for you to showcase favorite items.

In-Person or Virtual Design Available for Framing

We love to see your smiling …eyes, but we understand that not everyone is comfortable with coming into retail stores right now. So we would like to offer our virtual design services. Just call or email us to set up a time for dropping off your artwork and we can get back to you with 3-4 design ideas to get the process started.

Grab & Go Art!

Boxes ready to mail, wrap… or try yourself!

Grab & Go Art boxes packed full of exciting products to give, or to supplement your own art supply collection. Your box includes 5-7 full size premium art products at a nice savings, a ‘What’s In the Box’ menu describing each product with Pro Tips… and a couple of surprises! Supplement them with other supplies to create a truly special gift.

Limited Time Grab & Go Boxes

Each month we will be releasing different themed art boxes. Check out social media for the latest surprises on what we are featuring each month. Valentines for February, Easter Eggs in March, calligraphy, monotype printmaking…you never know what kind of artsy treasures we might bring you each month.

$20 Boxes

The Watercolor Art Box at this level has just what is needed as an introduction to the artform. With a 24 Color Twist pan palette, watercolor pencils, and a brush pen, this box invites playing with this beautiful paint medium. Contains a 24-Color Compact Paint Set, Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen, Watercolor Postcards, General’s Watercolor Pencils, Simply Simmons Mixed Media Round Brush and more.

The Drawing Art Box is a perfect start for any aspiring artist. This box includes much of what is needed to get started sketching and creating. Contains Derwent Academy Sketching Pencils, a Sketchbook, Kneaded Eraser, General’s Carbon Sketching Pencil, a Tombow Mono Eraser Pen and more.

The Charcoal Art Box contains the supplies needed to branch out into another drawing medium and discover the beauty and intensity of this willows. pencils and sticks along with fun tools. Contains a variety of Nitram Charcoal Willows and General’s Charcoal and Pastel Chalk Pencils, Factis Black Eraser, Chamois and some Foam Sweet Foam Art Soap because this one can get messy.

$30 Boxes

The Pastels Art Box gives one the chance to experiment with different ways this versatile medium can be used. In pencil form, as soft pastels, or compressed sticks … create and experiment to discover how each pastel performs. Which will become a favorite? Contains a set of General’s MultiPastel Compressed Chalk, a set of Rembrandt Soft Pastels, a Conte Pastel Pencil, Sofft Art Sponges, Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper, and a Pigma Micron Pen.

The Printmaking Art Box is a perfect small format introduction into making carved block prints with all the tools needed to create stamps! Tools, ink and paper included so why not use them to make your own gift tags or cards? Contains an Essdee Lino Cutter & Stamp Carving Set, two colors of Speedball Block Printing Ink and 5×7 Strathmore Printmaking Paper.

$50 Boxes

The Acrylic Art Box contains two fun acrylic mediums to test out and play with. There is so much that can be done with these paint additives, this is a great way to introduce mediums to the artist’s toolbox. Plus 3 different acryic paints, and more tools! Contains two Golden Acrylic Mediums, three different Acrylic Paints including a Golden Fluid, Painting Knife, brushes, Color Mixing Guide, and Winsor & Newton ArtistsCanvas Board.

The Casein Paint Art Box is a great set for anyone who paints! Casein has the wash capabilities of watercolor, the opacity of tempera and gouache, and the rich textures of oils and acrylics. Introduce yourself to this versatile paint that cleans up with water yet dries water resistant. Contains a “What is Casein?” handout, three Jack Richeson Casein Paints, three brushes, Clic & Go Water Pot, and a Jack Richeson Toned Gessoed Hardboard.

The Watercolor Art Box at this level includes a 12 pan Travel Set, a 4×6 pad of paper and an Ecoline liquid watercolor that invites the artist to experiment. Along with a Mouth Atomizer, one can play with different techniques! Contains a Van Gogh Pocket Watercolor Set with removable pallet and travel brush, Ecoline Liquid Watercolor, an Atomizer, and 4×6 Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.

The Perfect Gift

These “tasty” go boxes are all ready for you to grab and mail or wrap for gift giving… or treat yourself! Each one has a fun variety of full-size art supplies related to its theme and fun little surprise extras related to its theme. An easy way to try new tools, mediums or colors. Ready to pick up now.

*Colors in each box are assorted, coordinated and are not exchangeable. These sets are designed for ages 13 to 100. We have more for younger kids available in store.

Ordering for Pick-up or Shipping

We are happy to help anyone who is uncomfortable going into stores right now. Please call or email us and we will help you put together all of the supplies and gifts that you need either for pick up, curbside or shipping. Shipping charges will apply. Our contact information is below.


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Covid-19 Information

Updated on May 28th

Following the latest guidelines from the CDC, and the state, masks are no longer required to shop in our store. Our staff, while fully vaccinated, while continue to wear masks for the comfort and safety of our customers and we ask that, while not required, if you have one then please wear it while shopping in our store. Thanks.

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