Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

Christmas gift suggestions:  To your enemy, forgiveness.  To an opponent, tolerance.  To a friend, your heart.  To a customer, service.  To all, charity.  To every child, a good example.  To yourself, respect.  ~Oren Arnold

The Blue Giraffe family wishes you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!

Hand-painted sand dollar by local artist, Jan Clarke

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 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

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

MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor

MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor

Live painting demonstration with Aaron Sutton, local colorblind artist!  Join us under the tent Saturday at 6:00pm!  The Blue Giraffe is excited to be a sponsor of the 13th Annual MountainFilm Festival at WaterColor Resort on November 1st & 2nd, 2013.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.MountainFilmFL.com.

MEYER Board Painting Workshop w/ Artist Alan Moore

MEYER Board Painting Workshop w/ Artist Alan Moore

You won’t want to miss the super-popular MEYER Board Painting Workshop, featuring the super-rad artist Alan Moore!

On August 7th from 11:30 -3:00 The Blue Giraffe will host one of Meyer’s last workshops of the year. Come on out and have a blast creating some cool artwork on a skim or skate!  Complete skateboards start at $120, skims start at only $60!

Please call us at 850.231.5112 for more info or to pre-register.