Custom Framing is how it all started for ARA Gallery & Interiors.  In 7th grade, the owner, Tony Alt, took some old barn wood from his Grandfathers barn and started building custom frames for his artwork.  He loved the concept and bought some framing equipment and became a customer framer.  Tony went to Coe College for Art, then moved to Phoenix to study art on a national level for 1 year.  When returning to Iowa, Tony opened ARA Gallery in 1993.  Tony is a master framer and specializing in conservation framing and creating a fun look that truly compliments what you are framing.  Tony often stacked 3-4 moldings together to create a brand new frame look.