About Broadway Gallery
Broadway Gallery, in Alexandria, Virginia is a fine art and custom picture framing gallery. We consider ourselves to be the best framers in the Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Metro areas. Our 30 years of gallery experience has enabled us to adapt our art services to our client’s needs . Our comprehensive service packages have been well proven on project after project, allowing our clients – both large and small – to able to rely on our timely deliveries and efficient services on all types of projects.
What is a “complete art service” program?
Our services enable the client to fulfill their needs without having to deal with several vendors. The services include: art consultation and purchasing, picture framing consultation and production, installation and transportation services, restoration, and appraising. These services can be used together or separately depending on the needs of the job. This is a unique ability within our industry. Our staff is proven and experienced in dealing with the issues that our clients might encounter. It assures our client that they only have to deal with one company to fulfill several components of a large or small project.
History of Broadway Gallery
From the very beginning, Sue Broadway, founder of Extra Touch of Class and Broadway Gallery, built her business on quality and service. In a cramped basement room of her home, Sue armed herself with a miter box, hand-held matting tool, hammer, glue and nails to support her picture framing needs. Due to her creative approach to framing, prompt courteous service, and unbridled enthusiasm for the art world, the business grew from a small shop into a reputable art and framing company serving the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Extra Touch of Class (ETC) was incorporated in 1978 and in 1980 relocated to its present Alexandria location where they established a modern, fully equipped production and warehouse facility. In the years to follow, ETC also became a major art source exhibiting a variety of works by emerging artists, local artists and those of international acclaim.
In August 1987, ETC expanded by opening Broadway Gallery in Fairfax. The goal was to provide clients with a diverse selection of investment and decorative artwork ranging from very traditional to ultra contemporary while showcasing the distinctive framing of ETC. Art delivery, installation, restoration and appraisal were also added to the gallery services to meet the requirements of their retail and design clientele.
In 1995, Sue retired from the business and passed the torch to her son Barry Broadway who now serves as President of ETC and her daughter Caron Moody who works as an art consultant and marketing director for the company.
The family’s goal for the future is “to maintain the highest standards in the framing industry by having the best design and production staff available and to be art educators as well as art providers.” Today, Broadway Gallery continues to thrive as a complete art service and resource center where quality workmanship and personalized service remain the focus.