Rikki’s Coming to 30A!

The Blue Giraffe Team is excited beyond words & woofs to have Therapy Dog Rikki visit the gallery on June 8, 2016 from 10:30-1:00! She will be joined by pet parents, Chuck and Patty Mitchell, and author Julie Bettinger for a book signing and “meet & greet”.  You will have a chance to talk to Chuck and Patty about Rikki’s work as a therapy dog and get a pawtographed copy of her book “Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog“. Julie will be on hand to personally autograph your book, and you will be fascinated to learn about Rikki’s incredible work in the juvenile courthouse system that changed Florida Law.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy Program, in Rikki’s hometown.

Encounters with Rikki is now available at The Blue Giraffe!  ‘Pawtographed’ by Rikki if you order by June 7, 2016. Books will ship following the event. Click here to order online.

Recent reviews: 

“The human-animal bond has quite a storied past but perhaps fewer stories can match that of Rikki . . . It is her work with child abuse victims, however, that is her most important . . . offering them a calming presence in a difficult — and heartbreaking — situation.”   – Chicago Tribune

“In Encounters with Rikki, author Julie Strauss Bettinger paints a detailed portrait of an exceptionally-gifted therapy dog named Rikki… you’ll come away from it with a renewed appreciation for the power of the human-canine bond.”    – Animal Wellness magazine

Visit the Artist’s Page to read more about Rikki and author, Julie Strauss Bettinger.

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Goodnight 30A’s Illustrator David Lynch

This is a huge feather in our hat as illustrator David Lynch’s ORIGINAL artwork from the “Goodnight 30A” book, as well as his prints, will be available on 30A exclusively at The Blue Giraffe!!

We will be hosting a book signing this summer.
We will take orders over the phone and can ship; just call the gallery at 850-231-5112.

Read more about artist & illustrator David Lynch.

Read more about author Grace Hammond Skertich.

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Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market

Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm

Mark your calendars now and enjoy this SoWal holiday extravaganza with the whole family! Santa will be in WaterColor Town Center with falling snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores, luminaries and the most beautiful Christmas tree on 30A (we think!). You won’t want to miss this fun holiday event, held every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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30A Hot Spot Awards 2015

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The Blue Giraffe

#1 Hottest Gift Shop and #3 Hot Spots for Art

 

We couldn’t be more proud to be awarded “30A Hot Spots” for 2015 in two categories! A huge thanks to all our loyal customers and friends who voted for The Blue Giraffe!  

 

 

Holly Rhodes

Holly Rhodes creates brilliant COLOR & JOY when she paints! Meet this extraordinarily gifted, happy artist … and watch her paint under our tent at Art in the Park on Saturday, March 21, 2015. You’ll be happy you did!