How did AUM Framing & Gallery become one of the best custom framers in Denver? It was started in the early 1980s by John (Eric) Schneider and Steven Anderegg. It quickly evolved as the go-to framer for art lovers and collectors in the Denver Metro area.
AUM was originally located at 4545 E. Colfax Ave in the South Park Hill neighborhood but moved to its current location at 2227 East Colfax in the City Park West neighborhood in 1989.
Many people ask us what AUM stands for. It actually doesn’t stand for anything; it’s not an acronym. The company was originally named AUM (then pronounced “ohm”) in part because Eric and his wife Linda were part of a meditation group. After a few years, they realized that “ohm” was becoming dated and so the pronunciation A.U.M. began to be used.
By 1999, Steve had left AUM to start his own business and Eric’s wife Linda became the other partner in AUM. It continued this way until Eric and Linda sold the business in 2010 to its current owner, Trevor Byrne, so that they could spend time traveling together and Linda could devote more time to her painting.
Over the years AUM has worked hard to deserve its reputation as one of the preeminent framers in the Rocky Mountain region. Our framers are some of the most experienced in the region and we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and design. Other framers recommend us to their clients when faced with more complex projects; over the years we’ve engineered some very creative solutions to projects other framers said couldn’t be done. Over the past 30 years we’ve framed almost everything that can be framed. We’ve never had to turn a project away.
AUM has always been a destination for Denver’s art community; over the last 30+ years we’ve helped over 5,000 separate customers with their framing projects. Our clients include some of the most well known individuals, museums, corporations, galleries, artists, and non-profits in the area.
We like to give back to the local community and we support as many organizations and causes as we can. The last few years we’ve been one of the major supporters of the East High Arts Walk and we hold a show for selected student’s work each May with proceeds from sales going back to the students and the Art Department.