visualized in the late 70's.
The first of nine
locations ... was opened in Sausalito, California ... a coastal sea-town,
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 very
unique concept ... a watch while you wait framing service,
conveniently located 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 chose their artwork, mat colors and picture frame
then in less than an hour ... their custom framed artwork was crafted before their eyes,
boxed for their travels back to their home town of … New York … Texas … Georgia ... or Rome !
In the early 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, a crazy attention to detail,
multi-leveled rooms ... imported marble floors … hand-made copper ceilings and light as you pass ~ illumination
created specifically for our dramatic gala events
"Regardless of the project size … our MIRAGE vision
has always been focused on imagination and its emotional rewards !"
In the same year ... Mirage
Designs was opened …
as a commercial picture framing and art packaging service.
provides unique matting, framing and packaging materials
for artists wanting to resell
their own reproductions at galleries, art-shows & retail shops.
"Simplicity in design
became our reputation."
Custom Mat Kits
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
located in the Northern California wine country was built.
And so … 40 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 !