Experience in the art and framing business since 1985!


Sun: 10am - 6pm
Mon: 10am - 6pm
Tues: 10am - 6pm
Wed: 10am - 8pm
Thurs: 10am - 6pm
Fri: (Sept - Nov) 9am - 3pm
Fri: (Dec - Feb) 9am - 2pm
Fri: (March - April) 9am - 4pm
Fri: (May - Aug) 9am - 5pm
Closed Saturdays
Available by appointment on Saturdays & additional hours.

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Central Galleries is a full service fine art gallery on Long Island, New York. We offer the finest selection of fine art available by the world’s leading artists. We offer art for the home and office.

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We have over 30 years experience in selling art and framing. We expanded for the fourth time in 30 years to a larger location on Spruce Street (right off Central Avenue, by the LIRR) in the heart of Cedarhurst.


Who We Are

Central Galleries sells original paintings and signed and numbered limited edition works by the finest contemporary artists. Our close and enduring relationships with these artists afford us the opportunity to give our customers the greatest value possible.

We also do the finest quality custom framing to museum standards, with all work done on the premises.

We thank you for visiting our site and look forward to seeing you soon in our real live art gallery. We also can ship anywhere.

Our History


It was the summer of 1977, just a few months after turning 13, Jeff Beja went out with his older brother, Mitchell to Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York to sell pictures.  At 13, and over the next 8 years Jeff learned a lot about selling art, and life from his older brother, Mitchell.

Bejart was opened by Jeff Beja at the age of 18.  The year before that, Jeff got chased away, almost getting arrested trying to sell pictures on the streets in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Opening in 1983, Bejart was the predecessor art company to Central Galleries in the Five Towns.

Canarsie Art and Frame was the predecessor picture framing company to Central Galleries back in Brooklyn, New York.  It was opened on East 92nd street and Avenue L in July of 1984.

Central Galleries was established on Central Avenue in Lawrence, Long Island, New York in September, 1985.

Jeff Beja was still in college when he opened Central Galleries in 1985.  He graduated from NYU with a degree in economics and finance in 1987 while running Central Galleries.  Sometimes knowing how to pick the artists before they become successful can be more valuable than knowing how to define all of the "isms" in art.

The best thing he ever got out of NYU was his wife Patty.  A graduate of NYU herself with a degree in marketing, Patty Beja continued to work in the company while raising the couple's four children.

Since its inception Central Galleries has prospered and expanded 4 times.  Central Galleries has hosted dozens of artist receptions and continues to support the arts and participate in many charitable events throughout Long Island.

Interested In Selling With Us?

Central Galleries is not responsible for errors in pricing, mistakes, and other typing errors. We make every attempt to keep prices up to date, but due to the size of our site this is impossible. Prices are intended as a guide only. The retail lists published are the publishers’ lists and does not mean that we can supply the piece.

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