February 2, 2018

From a framing perspective, it’s interesting to see how the curators were able to present everyday items as art. For example, small photo slides were framed with generous white mat surrounding them to draw the eye in and highlight the object as museum worthy.

November 1, 2017


The season's changing...to the Holiday Season.  It's already started getting chilly outside.  I even had to go out and pick up some gloves to keep my fingers warm while I type.  It's inevitable, and, like every year, I welcome the change cheerfully....

October 30, 2017

Great turnout along Saturday's Polk Street Pumpkin Festival parade route!  Check out the gallery of photos from the event!

 Happy Halloween, everybody!  Stay safe out there.

October 26, 2017

Though Polk Street's been undergoing some major road construction over the past year (and will continue through who knows how much longer--I'm sure it'll be awesome once it's completed), the events being held have been increasing in both frequency and attendance.  We L...

June 1, 2017

Pretty cool thing happened the other day. An American Artist, mostly obscure to those outside the art world, sells record braking painting. This is great for art and the art world! Hand painted one of a kind pieces of art still have a place in the ever increasing digit...

May 26, 2017

Introducing our very own line of readymade frames, the Bay Area Built Presidio collection! Check out our stock this Memorial Day weekend.

November 1, 2016

The holidays are here again!  Halloween is over and 'tis the month before Christmas!  Get your holiday framing done early, so you can get your walls lined with family photos and art in time for those family and friend get togethers.  Happy Framing!

October 28, 2016


It was a rainy December morning in 2014, when Store Manager, Paul D., entered the Berkeley store on College Ave and noticed a leak in the ceiling.  It only took hours for the leak to turn into a flood, and he was surrounded by trash cans full of rain water.  Fr...

July 15, 2016

As we celebrate 42 years of picture framing in the San Francisco Bay Area, we look back on the experiences we've had getting to know our loyal customers from back when we were still a do-it-yourself frame shop, and we look forward to more years of servicing our cliente...

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