I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Franklin, the owner of Sunshine Arts, soon after moving to O’ahu. For over 20 years, he has owned a beautiful art gallery and framing shop in Kaneohe. Just last month he opened a new gallery in the retail area of the Waikiki Marriott. Representing over 100 Hawaiian artists, I highly recommend you visit his galleries if you enjoy fine arts and crafts.
Here is a video where Jim talks about how he got started, how to buy art and what he enjoys most about his business and living in Hawai’i.
And if you are on O’ahu on October 28th, Jim is having a blessing ceremony at his new Waikiki gallery. Event is from 4pm-7pm. Music, complimentary pupu’s and refreshments provided.
I’m happy to take requests. If you own a business and would like to sit for an interview, or if you have a favorite business where you’d like me to interview the owner or manager, please let me know.