Thirty years is a lifetime for many of the Elsinore Gallery’s clients. But that’s how long the folks at Elsinore Framing & Fine Art have been in business. Started as a small shop in Candalaria Mall in 1986, this local business grow to be one of the leading gallery frames shops in the Northwest. The owners, Steve and Barbara Narkaus, have owned and operated the store since it’s humble beginnings. Although the gallery has changed names and locations a few times, their commitment to quality picture framing has never changed.
Currently, the gallery features four framing programs which meet most customers’ needs: Their Super Value Framing Program features custom wood frames and matting at consistent pricing with no special coupons or outside promotions. The selection has grown to over 350 in-stock frames and over 600 full-sheet matting choices.They also have a newly expanded selection of readymade frames which are built from Super Value overstock frames and mats. These standard sized frames are featured in the new Frame It Fast room and can be completed in as little as one day. Their Economy metals program is a great option for more economic framing starting at about twenty dollars including frame, glass & mounting.
Along with one of the largest picture framing facilities in the area, the gallery has been a showcase for Northwest artists and art groups for over 25 years. Monthly shows are featured in Gallery 444 as well as their new Featured Artists Showcase program in the main gallery with a rotating stable of local artists’ original work.
The gallery has begun a new chapter with a new ownership group taking the reins. Steve and Barb will still be involved in helping with management of the gallery along with their staff including Brent Allen, the gallery manager, Laura and Anna England in the design & framing dept. The gallery just completed a store makeover and renovation which includes new carpeting, paint and trim, upgraded lighting and a new, accessible floorplan for the gallery.
A Grand re-opening is scheduled for the gallery on March 2nd, from 5-8 pm featuring live music, door prizes and more to kick off their 30th year celebration.