When you visit Mat About You, you will enjoy the historic surroundings, attentive experts and unique selection of art, handcrafted jewelry and gifts. Whether it's an original work of art from one of our local artist, a limited edition giclée reproduction or open edition print, the ideal piece or gift is waiting for you in our gallery.
Our founding artist Gino Manelli opened his art studio in our building, located at 3774 Old Columbia Pike, in historic Ellicott City, in 1972. It was here, where Gino would create his master pieces and instruct art classes.
Shortly after opening the studio, Gino's youngest son, Julian, began framing his father's works of art. In 2004, Julian renovated the building and Gino Manelli's Art Studio became Gino Manelli's Art Studio & Mat About You Gallery. In 2006, after over 35 years of owning and operating a successful restaurant, Gino's eldest son Bernard joined his father and younger brother at the gallery. Sadly we lost Gino in 2010, but Julian and Bernard lovingly continued Mat About You Gallery & Custom Framing.
In 2012 Bernard's daughter Cristina and son-in-law Charles joined Mat About You. Charles retired from a career in law enforcement after 28 years, and he now oversees the daily operations.