The Blue Giraffe hosts Artsquest Gallery Night!

The Blue Giraffe hosts Artsquest Gallery Night!

Gallery Night – Thursday, May 8th, from 5-8pm – hosted by The Blue Giraffe to celebrate the arts!  This is a new addition to the 2014 Artsquest Fine Art and Music Festival with local galleries hosting special showings and events.

Join us in WaterColor Town Center for an evening of art, featuring local colorblind artist, Aaron Sutton. Enjoy wine & refreshments while watching Aaron paint a masterpiece in our gallery, then stroll around WaterColor Merchants to see more of his art and everything else beautiful WaterColor has to offer!

Learn more about the 26th annual Artsquest Fine Art and Music Festival by clicking here.

Artsquest Fine Arts & Music Festival's Photo


Art in the Park 2014

Art in the Park 2014

Head out for a gorgeous spring day on 30A filled with vibrant art, live music and fresh air!

The 9th annual Art in the Park, in WaterColor’s Cerulean Park and Town Center, will feature artists of all genres and mediums such as: Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor Paintings, Charcoal, Chalk, Pastel and Color Pencil Drawings, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Art, Glass Art, Jewelry, Fabric Art, Pottery, Wood Work, and Fashion Design! Also, enjoy live music throughout the day by Dannica Lowery Music, Kyle LaMonica and Boukou Groove!

The Blue Giraffe’s tent will be in front of our gallery this year (we’re on 30A in WaterColor Town Center North).  Be sure to stop by and see live painting demonstrations by local artists Aaron Sutton (10am-1pm) and Martin Figlinski (3-4pm). We are also excited to host Ginger Leigh Designs. Super-popular Ginger, our Featured Artist, will be at the gallery all day doing a “meet & greet” with her beautiful art pieces!

News flash 3/13/14:  Also joining us will be Angela Stevenson of Big Orange House Designs! Scroll down to see a sample of her work.

Enjoy some photos from past years at Art in the Park:

Ginger Leigh:

Ginger's pink & blue crosses

Aaron Sutton:


Martin Figlinski:


Angela Stevenson:

glass starfish

Mary Hong Art Classes at WaterColor Inn

Mary Hong Art Classes at WaterColor Inn

Create a glass on canvas masterpiece with 2014 Artist of the Year, Mary Hong.  Learn how to cut glass, organize your thoughts!! and become completely enthralled with a forgiving form of art!  You will never look at glass the same way again.  All supplies are provided.

Art will be ready the day after class and can be picked up at The Blue Giraffe on 30A.  Choose from one of two classes being held at the beautiful WaterColor Inn & Resort ( located directly across the street from The Blue Giraffe).

Tuesday March 11 or Wednesday March 19, 2014

10:00 am til Noon


Call The Blue Giraffe at 850.231.5112 to sign up and prepay.


Update 3/12/14:  Yesterday’s class was a SELL-OUT and everyone had a BLAST …


30A Songwriters Festival 2014

30A Songwriters Festival 2014

Welcome, Singers & Songwriters, to the 5th annual 30A Songwriters Festival! Voted #1 Hottest Annual Event on 30A, The Blue Giraffe is proud to support this incredible music festival. Our artists and their inspired creations are the heart and soul of our gallery. Thanks to their generosity, original artwork was donated to the singers’ “goody bags” by the following artisans:

Ginger Jackson Sinton, Ginger Leigh Designs, Holly Rhodes, Jeanie Posey, Lee Downing, Little E Studio, Mary Hong, Modus Photography, Sassy Jewels, SeaGrass Candles, The Moore Family Folk Art, The Salty Bean, Tricia Robinson, and Yvonne Cole.



Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Support local business when you SHOP SMALL®. Small Business Saturday® is a great opportunity for you to show your support for your favorite small, local businesses. Register any eligible American Express® Card¹ to get $10 back when you spend $10 or more at a qualifying small business location on Small Business Saturday, Nov 30, 2013.

Here’s how it works …

1)  Register any eligible American Express Card online at Registration is limited. Registration opens at 12:00 A.M. MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Nov 24, 2013 and continues until 11:59 P.M. on Nov 30, 2013, unless the registration limit is reached sooner.

2)  Use your registered Card on Nov 30, 2013 to spend $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location that appears on the Small Business Saturday Map. Online transactions do not qualify. To view the map, visit

3)  Get a one-time $10 statement credit from American Express within 90 days of your qualifying purchase.