The three primary methods of installation used by Hang1, are hook & wire, AMS security hanging system and the french cleat. Details of these systems are outlined in the attached diagrams. If you are considering Hang1 for a professional art installation at your home or office, please open and read the pre-install questionaire.


Murals are a distinctive option to display your graphic presentations. Generally speaking, two-dimensional graphics can be created in a computer, printed to vinyl and presented in the mural format.

Object Box

Object and Plexi-glass boxes are two distinctive and differing options to display art or objects. Generally speaking, three dimensional objects should be presented in an object, or plexiglass box. Each option has it’s own advantages and disadvantages.

Custom Framing

The custom framing options available at Hang 1 are as limitless as your imagination. With over 10,000 frame samples, and just as many matting options, it’s easy to find a unique and beautiful framing solution for your fine art project.

Welcome to Hang 1 Picture Hanging and Fine Art Installation Service

Hang 1 was conceived and created in 1996 with the goal of becoming the communities premier custom picture framing source in Pacific Beach, California. Over the years, Hang 1 has grown into a full-service framing gallery and art installation service, operating from it’s original seaside warehouse location. Today, the company has achieved it’s goal of becoming the totally integrated, one-stop framing center providing value-priced, quality products and service to a wide variety of southern California business and residential clientele.

Drop in and Hang 1… Today.


  • Professional art installation
  • Expert advice on all aspects of picture framing, hanging and preservation techniques
  • Locating and acquiring hard to find prints and posters
  • Chop and Join service
  • Unique and distinctive frame and mat design
  • Up-to-date archival and art preservation techniques
  • Decorative cut, faux-finish and fabric-wrapped mats
  • Hot & cold photo and poster mounting
  • Needlepoint, cross-stitch and canvas stretching
  • Expert object and Plex box design, attach and production


  • Huge selection of imported and domestic mouldings
  • Archival (acid free) matting products
  • Archival (acid free) substrate materials (cardboard is for boxes!)
  • UV resistant, non-glare and museum glass and plex
  • Value-priced, standard-sized readymade frames (All under 20 bucks!)
  • Security art installation and picture hanging hardware