(FORT MYERS, Fla. – March 07, 2022) Zirzow Gallery, the namesake art business of local Fort Myers based professional artist, Amanda Zirzow, has opened a new retail space upstairs in historic The Franklin Shops in downtown Fort Myers. Zirzow had been in the store multiple times and been admiring the art in the upstairs section and noticed a space available. Upon making contact with the manager of the store, Zirzow was offered a spot to display and sell her colorful, ocean-life and starry-night themed art and gift items.

“I was impressed with the atmosphere of the store, the great location of the building, and the abundant foot traffic. The Franklin Shops is an amazing opportunity to showcase and sell my original artwork, prints, greeting cards, and other gift items featuring my art.” Says Zirzow, “It is really a pleasure to have my own retail space where Fort Myers residents and travelling tourists can see and purchase my original art and other art products.”

The Franklin Shops

Historic The Franklin Shops located in Downtown Fort Myers, Florida

The Franklin Shops is a historic, art-deco styles 1937 hardware store building with two stories of jewelry and fashion, artwork and furnishings, accessories, beauty, and gifts that is located in downtown Fort Myers on First Street and boasts more than 250,000 visitors a year.

Zirzow Gallery is located upstairs of The Franklin Shops, on the West wall right at the top of the stairs. And, be sure to check out the beautiful mural painted by Amanda in the north dressing room on the first floor.

The Franklin Shops is open Mon–Wed 10am – 8pm, Thurs– 10am – 9pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 10pm, and from Sun 11am – 7pm. They are located at 2200 First Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Email info@zirzowgallery.com for more information.