Our History

Side Street Framers - Severna Park, Maryland

Side Street Framers & gift gallery began in 1989. It is a family owned and operated business. Started by Barbara, Dawn, Sandy & Donna, four women who love design, color, and art.

Stephanie Lavis, our amazing and wonderful framer, joined our team 19 years ago and has become part of our family.

In our early days, a customer once requested a frame for a large Mardi Gras mask, little did we know at the time, but this would be the turning point in our business.

While continuing to provide high quality traditional framing, today, Side Street Framers is renowned across the United States for its artistry in the creation of unique "shadow boxes." To many frame shops, the shadow box is dreaded and sometimes even feared, but we love them. Because of that, we now enjoy a reputation as the shop that can frame virtually anything.

These memorable shadow boxes have been known to enclose very imaginable types of memorabilia, from Elvis Presley's scarf, baby shoes, and Grandma's glasses to autographed footballs, part of the Berlin Wall and even an occasional set of whale eardrums.

Over the years we have expanded our business to include a wide array of items made by artists throughout the USA. Inside our store you will find beautiful pottery, jewelry, soaps, lotions and many other unique and interesting items.

Enjoy browsing our website and if you need any assistance please don't hesitate to call or email us.