What's going on at The Franklin Shops
ART WALK Friday, February 1, 6–10pm
Book Signing: Meet Mystery AuthorRon 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, February 15, 7–10pm
The Voice is Back: Sheena Brook Live
Though considered a Country Singer/Songwriter, Sheena Brook has created her own sound by playing all types of genres that is captivating and beyond entertaining. With her quick wit and ability to connect with her audience, Sheena uses techniques like looping to create music on the fly that leaves anyone watching in awe. On Music Walk night, the singer who appeared on NBC’s The Voice will perform live at The Franklin Shops. A Southwest Florida native, Sheena Brook developed her unique laid back style with a captivating, energetic, and inviting vibe. Like most entertainers, Sheena grew up with her share of adversity, which has undoubtedly shaped her into the performer she is today. She has played festivals with artists like Kristian Bush, Josh Turner, and Kevin Costner. Behind the scenes, she has had the pleasure of collaborating with hit writers such as JT Harding and Andy Albert. Sheena’s CD The First Time will be available at The Franklin Shops during Music Walk.