Please meet Fort Payne Main Street (FPMS) Merchant Amy Johnson, owner of Katherine’s Gallery and Custom Framing, located at 100 Gault Avenue North, and one of the original FPMS board members.
Amy opened her first store in the Fort Payne Main Street District in 2014 and never looked back. She’d always dreamed of owning her own business and decided to pursue that dream after she and her husband Daniel had raised their family.
Amy purchased a building (since sold to another FPMS business, The Poppery) on Gault Avenue. She opened her dream business, Addie Kate’s, a gift and accessory store with fantastic seasonal Christmas decor’ selection during the holidays.
In 2018 Amy moved Addie Kate’s to Gadsden Regional Hospital as the hospital’s gift shop. But, when the opportunity arose in 2020 for her to purchase Katherine’s Gallery and Custom Framing, the draw of her hometown and Fort Payne Main Street was too strong to resist. She bought Katherine’s and combined it with many of the unique gifts offered at Addie Kate’s, and moved Addie Kate’s to DeKalb Regional Hospital as its gift shop, and the rest, as they say…is history.
Amy is very much a people person and truly enjoys making new friends. She says that owning your own business is not an easy task, it takes 100 percent commitment and long hours to make it work, but it is undoubtedly rewarding. She loves being a part of Fort Payne’s historic downtown.
Katherine’s Gallery and Custom Framing offers one-of-a-kind local art and is the exclusive store in Fort Payne for Orbix Glass. Katherine’s carries all things, “Pete the Cat,” including toys, books, t-shirts, and games. It also offers personalized gifts and trophies and unique brands like Melissa & Doug and Addiction Bags. And, not to forget, Katherine’s is the place to go for custom framing.
Be sure and stop in and say hello to Amy and team member Falisa Edwards the next time you’re downtown and check out all the great offerings at Katherine’s Gallery and Custom Framing. Keep up with Katherines and all the great things they have in store on Facebook at Katherines Gallery and Custom Framing, LLC.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm