Foxley’s History

Foxley’s Art and Framing was established in 1984 by Bill and Genia Miller. Our first location was at 807 W. College Avenue. A year later, Foxley’s was asked to open a gallery in the lower level of the Marshall Fields department store in downtown Appleton. The framing department then separated from the gallery and was located at 728 W. College Avenue. Foxley’s also operated the art departments in the Milwaukee Marshall Fields stores at their Mayfair Mall and Grand Avenue locations. In 1990, Marshall Fields was acquired by Dayton Hudson Corporation, which was in the process of building a store at the Fox River Mall in Grand Chute. Subsequently, the Marshall Fields store in Appleton was slated for closure. Foxley’s framing department and gallery were reunited in a 7,600 square foot building located on the corner of College avenue and Richmond street. This location at 623 W. College Avenue has remained our home for the past 21 years, and is still our current location. With the passing of Genia Miller in 2001 and the retirement of Bill Miller in 2005, ownership of Foxley’s was passed to their son, Eric Miller, who had worked in the company since it’s founding in 1984.