History of the Alley Gallery
Established in 1985 by local legend & avid tinkerer Chris Molloy, he had a simple business philosophy: provide museum quality custom framing and have fun doing it. No project was too complex for Chris, and that stands true today.
Over the years, Chris became a mentor to countless artists, engineers & craftspeople interested in design, fine art, custom framing. Several members of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre began their working life at Alley Gallery, along with many others who pursued careers in countless areas around the world.
When Chris passed away in 2010, he entrusted his legacy to his employees. We strive every day to continue his philosophy. As working Chicago artists, we have an eye for composition and the knowledge for conserving artwork in a variety of mediums. Along with our parrot, Jessica, we continue Chris’s dedication to design, quality and fun in framing.