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Art Frenzie is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month with a week of sales and an Anniversary Gala. 

All in-stock merchandise will be 25% off this week through Nov. 12.

The gala will be Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

In anticipation of their anniversary, SFGN spoke with co-owner Debbi Burke to learn more about Art Frenzie’s history and goals for its future.

Twenty-five years ago, Art Frenzie opened its doors in the same plaza as Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar, before Wilton Manors gained attention and “the parking lot was all potholes.” Burke said she knew back then that the community was going to grow into something big.

Burke and her co-founder and close friend Bernadette had been doing freelance work with framing and art prints when Georgie’s Alibi owner George Kessinger asked them about opening an art studio in his plaza. They were excited to have their own space to run a framing business committed to providing “very high-quality goods.”

Though the business has moved a few times since they have always stayed on the Drive.

In the future, Burke wants to take advantage of their current large space and turn Art Frenzie into a hangout spot. She’s considering adding beverage sales and hosting live performances more often.

The Anniversary Gala will have live music and catering from Bubbles & Pearls and Apt 9F. Art Frenzie is to receive a proclamation from City Commissioner Chris Caputo to officially make Nov. 12, the day of the event, Art Frenzie’s Day.

Burke said she is grateful for the ongoing support of the community over the last couple of decades, especially through the uncertainty of the pandemic. She looks forward to what the future holds.

“We love bringing art into the neighborhood.”