Starting in 1975…

Mary Manning purchased the business in October of 2010. Excellent art and custom framing with friendly customer service will continue to be provided as always.

Visual Expansion Gallery continues to present works from local artists and produces high quality custom picture framing that covers the diverse styles for the people of Chester County. And we offer professional art services such as restoration, conservation and auction pieces for fundraising to groups and organizations like the Historical Societies, Schools, Universities and Professional settings.


Our framers, Mary Manning and Elizabeth Taylor, have many years of framing experience between them.

Mary Manning has owned and operated a number of her own galleries, emphasizing in museum quality work.

Elizabeth Taylor has a degree in Art Studies from North Carolina State University, and she understands the nuances of framing in her experiences as an artist having managed a frame shop in NC for seven years before moving to the area.

Fundraising Auction Items

Visual Expansion Gallery can provide framed original works and limited edition prints to enhance your fundraising event.

Here’s how it works:

  • The art work is placed in a silent auction with a minimum bid equal to the current retail price at our gallery.
  • Your fundraiser will receive 20% of the minimum bid plus all proceeds in excess of minimum.

For more information on our fundraising services, please contact us at 610-436-8697 or [ frameshop@ ].

Here’s a list of some of our fundraising clients:

  • Bournelyf Special Camp
  • Chester County Futures
  • Chester County Historical Society
  • Chester County Night School
  • Henderson Football Booster Association
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
  • Pocopson Elementary School
  • Police Athletic League
  • Saint Maximillian Kolbe
  • West Chester University
  • West Chester Friends School
  • West Chester Playschool
  • West Chester Senior Center

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Parking meters are FREE in the borough on Sunday, Saturday until 5pm, and from 10pm to 8am Monday through Friday. Parking Garages are FREE on Sunday.

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