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Upcoming Events

3.1 Art Walk with Dan Venditti


ART WALK  Friday, March 1, 6–10pm

Live Art Performance with Daniel Venditti

Artist Daniel Venditti will be creating a large-scale piece in the window of the Franklin Shops. This piece, titled CONVERGENCE, will be a mixed media portrait on wood panel. There will be four panels forming the piece, each one will be produced in a different medium; oil, acrylic, charcoal and ink wash. The four will come together, uniting to form the image. Come watch the performance live on during ArtWalk.

Book Signing: Meet Mystery Author Ron Base

Need a good read? The Franklin Shops got it. Sanibel’s traditional bookshop Macintosh provides a handpicked selection of books at the shops. During Art Walk, book lovers have the opportunity to meet author Ron Base and get a personally signed copy of their favorite new detective novel. The local mystery writer will present the newest book in his bestselling Detective Series: I, the Sanibel Sunset Detective. Ron Base’s entertaining murder mysteries all take place on Sanibel, which isn’t as idyllic and save as you might think…

The Cool Collected Class of Bling

Southwest Florida artists and collector Bill Rogers presents an intriguing assemblage of mid-century Asian and Eastern European antiques, art, and jewelry in his shop on the mezzanine of The Franklin Shops. On Art Walk night, Rogers will introduce a collection of imported contemporary and ethnic jewelry. These fantastic pieces are all handcrafted—featuring precious and semi-precious colored stones and Sterling Silver. It’s the cool collected class of bling – and an affordable work of body art.

MUSIC WALK  Friday, March 15, 7–10pm

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Setting Southwest Florida’s dance floor on fire, the Hot Flashz are the original non-profit entertainment troupe of women 45 and up. The Hot Flashz raise money to help support their primary charities, Camp Boggy Creek, founded by the late Paul Newman for children with life threatening illnesses and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation who provide full college scholarships to the children of military who die in service. The Hot Flashz defy their age by performing a highly energetic show – watch them on Music Walk at The Franklin Shops.


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The Franklin Shops Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm | Thursday-Saturday 10am-9pm | Sunday 11am-7pm | Event Nights 10am-10pm