visualized in the late 70's.
The first of nine
locations ... was opened in Sausalito, California
A coastal sea-town ... minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge ... known for it's artisan crafts and spectacular San Francisco views.
Mirage Gallery & Framing first offered it's services to the public as a photographic art gallery
displaying local scenics, and providing interactive picture framing.
Gallery & Framing … was a
was a watch while you wait framing service, conveniently
next door to a a
California wine tasting room, to further enhance the adventure.
goal was simple … make the entire art and frame experience fun
offer only the best of quality materials for an affordable price."
Mirage Gallery &
Framing … customers would pick their favorite artwork,
select their mat
combinations, and decide on a picture frame style.
less than an hour ... their custom art piece was
crafted before their eyes and boxed for their
travels back to their home
town in … New York … Texas … Georgia ... or Rome !
In the 80's local artists ... and film studios took note of this efficient framing concept
and became our clients
at Mirage Showroom.
Mirage Showroom was a visionary art gallery
built with a passion for shapes and attention to detail.
Multi-level rooms with
Italian marble floors … copper ceilings and interactive lighting
created the environment
for monthly gala events
celebrating fine art
"Regardless of the project size … our vision
has always been focused on doing things right !"
The same year ... Mirage
Designs was opened …
as a commercial picture framing and art packaging service.
provided unique matting, framing and packaging materials
for artists wanting to resell
their own reproductions & artworks at galleries, art-shows & retail shops.
"Simplicity in design
became our reputation."
Ready-Made Picture Frames
Art Display Kits & Matted Art Show Kits
In the 90's MirageOutlet.com was created for online purchases and our Mirage Factory Outlet
facility ... located in the Northern California wine country was built.
And so … 30 plus years
... are still manufactured in the U.S.A. ... all by our dedicated artisans … within our Northern California facilities.
And ... Yes, we still have a passion for what we do !
WELCOME … to our Vision
we look forward to
assisting you … with yours !