1712 Sherman Ave. (down the alley) Evanston, IL 60201  |  847.475.1535

Our Philosophy

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CUSTOM FRAMING: WHERE THE CONVERSATION STARTS

The artwork you frame with us may become heirlooms & conversation pieces for decades to come. Our designers are guided by one philosophy:  Let the artwork to do the talking, not the frame design. When your guests say, “Wow, what beautiful artwork!” rather than “Wow, what beautiful framing,” you know it’s a success.

We frame the old fashioned way and take great pride in seeing your project completed from beginning to end. Once the final touches are complete, your framed artwork is inspected by several sets of eyes before you take it home. We use the highest quality archival materials and we offer a 100% guarantee.

RENEW YOUR ARTISTIC LICENSE

We make the design process fun! As working artists, we encourage your own artistic expressions without any stuffiness. The trick is to blend your personality with the beauty of the piece. Come ready with questions and ideas, and you’ll leave with your artistic license renewed.

OLD WORLD CHARM

Folks who visit us at Alley Gallery say it feels like being transported to another time & place. There’s a lot to explore at our cozy “old world” shop discreetly located down a quiet alley in downtown Evanston. There are thousands of prints covering centuries of art history, opera on the hi-fi, original art and other curios. Your only job is to enjoy yourself.