Art in the Park 2014

March 6, 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:

looking-west-at-deer-lake

Martin Figlinski:

figlinski-2

Angela Stevenson:

glass starfish

Mary Hong Art Classes at WaterColor Inn

March 1, 2014
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

$150pp

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

January 16, 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

November 24, 2013
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 ShopSmall.com. 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 ShopSmall.com.

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

 

 

The Blue Giraffe Celebrates Year #3 with a Sea Turtle Event

November 5, 2013
The Blue Giraffe Celebrates Year #3 with a Sea Turtle Event

Join us along with South Walton Turtle Watch as we celebrate our 3rd anniversary on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 1:00-4:o0. There will be a book reading for children and Q&A about sea turtles at 2:30. Have fun with ‘make & take art’ hosted by Folk Artist Alan Moore. Sassy Jewels will be there with sea turtle inspired jewelry. New in the gallery, TurtleSafe flashlights and sea turtle books. Raffles and prizes, free turtle stuff, educational. For more details, call 850-231-5112 or like “The Blue Giraffe on 30A” on Facebook.

Proceeds from sea turtle art sales will benefit South Walton Turtle Watch.

SWTW volunteer and gallery co-owner, Debbie, with baby turtles from nest #52

Photo credit – Valerie Lofton Photography