Alley Gallery

Brilliant Custom Framing since 1985


In-store or Remote Frame Design

Many of us are tackling those long put-off home projects and finding ways to beautify our homes now that we’re spending so much time in them. In addition to in-store designs, we are now offering remote design consultation via Zoom Meetings. You can drop off your artwork curbside or we are offering free pick-up of artwork from your door (within 7 miles) and home drop-off of your beautiful framed projects when complete. Book online below or give us a call: 847-475-1535

Brilliant Custom Framing

The artwork you frame with us may become heirlooms & conversation pieces for decades to come. No project is too big or too small.

Our Qualities

Top-Notch Craftsmanship

We take great pride in our work.

Relaxed Design Process

Don't worry! Finding the right frame for your project can be fun! We see the design process as a collaboration.

Artist Owned and Operated

We're all working artists here, so we understand materials and always bring a trained aesthetic eye to your design.

Museum Quality Materials

Protect your heirlooms with top-of-the-line matting and glazing.

Fully Guaranteed

We stand behind our craftsmanship for life.
If you have any issues, just let us know.

Friendly Staff

You'll always be greeted with a smile!

Discover the Best Kept
Secret in Evanston

Folks who visit us at the 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 posters & prints, opera on the hi-fi, original art and other curios. Your only job is to enjoy yourself.

The Saw Room
Exhibition Space

Our dynamic exhibition space features fantastic local original artwork. Stop by for new shows every 8 weeks.


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Our Framers

With over 75 years combined custom framing experience, we can handle the complex projects that chain stores cannot. 

Darren Oberto - Owner

Framer at Alley Gallery since 2002. BFA in Painting at Kendall College of Art & Design.

Ross Martens - Owner

Framer at Alley Gallery since 1997. BS in Film & Photography at
Northwestern University

Avram Eisen

Framing experience since 1990. BA in printmaking from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Chris Greene

Framing and fine art gallery experience since 2003. BA in art history with a minor in painting at University of New Hampshire.

Alicja Pulit

Framing at Alley Gallery since 2021. Multidisciplinary artist based in Evanston.


Our little bird friend since 1986.

(Portraits by Don Colley)


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Store Hours

Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed

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