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In accordance with current North Carolina "Stay At Home" regulations surrounding the Covid-19 virus The Starving Artist will be temporarily closed to the public.

We will be open limited hours for phone and internet orders and to pick up completed frame and print orders

Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-4:00.

For a more personalized shopping experience, we will also be available to assist you via Apple FaceTime or Google Meet.

We're sorry, at this time we are unable to accept any new frame orders. Currently, all of our framing suppliers have closed their warehouses and are unable to deliver.

Call-In Orders

1) Call 828-693-3191,e-mail us at, or video chat at Apple FaceTime or Google Meet.

2) Pay with a credit card over the phone.

3) Pick up your order outside. Give us a call when you’re on your way and we’ll have your purchase waiting for you near the front door. (Please pickup during our normal business hours. We will not leave items outside while we are closed.)

Thank you again for your patience as we try to strike a balance between providing you the best possible service and keeping everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

- The Starving Artist


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The Statving Artist

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