NAASCO’s Architectural-Grade Aluminum Canvas Stretcher Frames Now at

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Upper Canada Stretchers, North America’s leading direct-to-consumer manufacturer of professional-grade canvas stretchers and panels, has announced a new partnership with US-based North American Aluminum Stretcher Company (NAASCO). As part of the deal, NAASCO’s architectural-grade premium aluminum alloy canvas stretchers will be available online exclusively through the e-commerce store.     Other benefits coming to… Read more »

Floater Frames Ideal for Showcasing Fine Art

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Once you’ve acquired a fantastic piece of art, you need a frame to do it justice. Floater frames are our most popular option, given their affordability and visually appealing design. They don’t add a great deal of weight or bulk, and provide a clean profile that really helps your paintings or photo prints on canvas… Read more »

Stunning 11.5′ Pablo Griss on Canvas Installed in Caracas

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When artist Pablo Griss needed a canvas stretcher over 11-feet wide for a home installation in Caracas, Venezuela, he enlisted the experts at for the custom build.     Born in Caracas, Griss moved to New York and graduated from Columbia University School of Visual Arts in 1995. Today, he splits his time between… Read more »

Art Event Puts Galleries, Mural Canvas and Community Involvement in the Spotlight

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  Owen Sound’s inaugural ArtWalk! event was a resounding success, welcoming hundreds of residents and visitors on a casual walking tour of the city’s downtown galleries. In the weeks leading up to the event, graffiti and mural artist Billy Goodkat helped participants in groups at the REACH Centre, Community Living Owen Sound and District, and… Read more »

Owen Sound ArtWalk! by the numbers

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Guest post by artist Billy Goodkat, originally published in Owen Sound Hub     “Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.” I love that my work gives me the opportunity to paint for folks. Helping people “get their creative on” with my Art Nights has proven even more rewarding,… Read more »

Profile: Upper Canada Stretchers (from MOSAIC magazine)

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    Would you believe that some of the finest artworks and photography on canvas in North America are protected by supports crafted right here in the City of Owen Sound? For over 17 years, the professional woodworkers at Upper Canada Stretchers have engineered and manufactured professional-grade stretcher bars and custom art canvas supports. Today,… Read more »


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OWEN SOUND, ON – Artists and community members are hard at work preparing for Owen Sound’s inaugural ArtWalk!, an event taking place Saturday June 23rd from 10am to 4pm across the downtown. In preparation for the event, Owen Sound artist Billy Goodkat will lead downtown community members from groups including the Canadian Mental Health Association’s… Read more »