Edgewater Business Spotlight: The Painted Pixel

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Today we are spotlighting one of our neighbors right here on 25th Avenue, The Painted Pixel. Located at 5227 West 25th Avenue, owner Christopher Kates specializes in high quality prints and reproductions. The Painted Pixel shares its space with local picture framing company, The Studio Gallery. Visit The Painted Pixel’s Facebook page for information on their First Friday Art Shows.

Here’s our interview with Christoper Kates:

How did you get involved in this business?

I am a lover of art and the natural world. I see art everywhere; especially in the natural world. Art is one of the aspects of life that make it worth living. I got a BA in photography at Brooks Institute and since then have been building my portfolio as well as running my printing business. The gallery in Edgewater is the newest addition to the business. I love getting to see new art everyday and having a hand in recreating it so it can be enjoyed by many. I also have very high standards for quality and take pride in producing only the best there is to offer.

What drew you to open a business in Edgewater?

I chose Edgewater because I have lived here since 2009 and love this little city. I was looking for a new location to do business and the opportunity to be here opened to me so I took it. Things are quickly changing here with all of the growth happening in and around Denver. When I moved here our small downtown strip was pretty quiet but now has become a busy destination for people in the area. I saw it as a great time to have a new art gallery in town. Even though we are growing we still are maintaining our small town feel.

What services/products do you offer?

The Painted Pixel is a fine art printing studio utilizing giclée printing technology as well as an art gallery. We also offer fine art reproduction. Artists can bring in their original artwork and we digitize and print it. We print onto canvas, photo paper, and fine art paper. We also share this location with a framer. His business is called Studio Gallery. He does top quality custom framing.

What makes your business unique?

We are unique in that we offer not only art sales, printing, fine art reproduction, and framing but that artists get paired up with their printmaker and work one on one with only me. Brian handles all framing needs for our customers. I am a working artist and am very passionate about what I do. I carry out each project as if it were my personal artwork. I’ve built great working relationships with many local artists that trust me with their printing needs implicitly. We are also the only gallery currently displaying the artwork of Colorado Josh | Fine Art Photography & Christopher Kates :: Fine Art Landscapes.

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