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Upcoming Events


ART WALK  Friday, February 7, 6–10pm

A Unique Combination of Dreams Coming True

Welcome to Designer's Attic, a unique combination of dreams coming true. For Leslie Alvarez, the home decor business is a new adventure. Leslie showcases her talents with one-of-a-kind mosaic and painted items. Some of her favorite projects are decorative boxes and accent tables with hand-crafted mosaic scenes, but she mostly enjoys the variety of her work and the opportunity to use her imagination to see vision become reality. Sharon Whitney has been in the interior design business for 25 years, including showroom merchandising. Sharon has always been a fan of unique and artisan products to set her client's homes apart. It is now her pleasure to use her experience and eye for style to make these items available to the customers of The Franklin Shops and Designer's Attic. Sharon: “Knowing that our customers will enjoy these products for years to come brings us great joy.” Meet the creative ladies at their Designer’s Attic on Art Walk at the shops.

Book Signing with Mystery Writer 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 again and get their personally signed copy of Base’s new detective novel. The local mystery writer will present the newest book in his series: Bring Me the Head of the Sanibel Sunset Detective. The entertaining murder mysteries all take place on Sanibel, which isn’t as idyllic and safe as you might think… Ron Base: “It seems hard to believe, but it's been ten years since an unlikely private detective named Callister first appeared on Sanibel and Captiva.” In the new novel, the detective faces a real challenge: Somebody wants his head. It could be one of the two hoodlums threatening his life. One thing is certain. Callister had better find the missing fiancée of a homicidal gangster’s daughter and find her fast. This could be Callister’s wildest adventure yet. If he can keep his head…

MUSIC WALK  Friday, February 21, 7–10pm

Tish Brown Live! at the Franklin Shops

The Franklin Shops are excited to announce the return of beloved local solo artist Tish Brown, whose song selection ranges from Motown to the current 40 top hits. Presenting her speciality renditions of the iconic Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, Friday’s live performance features contemporary and classic R&B sound in the heart of downtown.



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