We are so glad warm, sunny weather is here bringing people into our gallery with smiles on their faces. The past couples of months have been very exciting, as we’ve brought in new artists and lots of new work by our long-time artists. We’ve also added interesting gift items, fun greeting cards, and inspirational books and journals. If you’re in the area, you’ll want to stop by to check out all that’s new!
Business has turned a corner after twelve challenging months due to the pandemic … for that we are deeply grateful. We pray you and your loved ones have stayed well, and join us in feeling hopeful about the future. Our efforts to keep our gallery safe will continue by ensuring that everyone who enters the shop wears a mask, just as our staff does every day.
Our motto, “Art & Gifts with Heart” guides everything we do at the gallery. When you visit us, whether it be in our shop in Inlet Beach or here on our website, we want you to feel happy and inspired.
Christi & Debbie
You can shop in our colorful, happy gallery, located in Inlet Beach, Monday-Friday from 10:00-5:30, and Saturday 10:00-4:00.
Please enjoy browsing our website and eStore and come back frequently. We add new art, gifts, books, and fun activities every week. Shop NEW to see our latest offerings.
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A happy giraffe surrounded by pretty flowers and foliage adorns the office door in our gallery. This extraordinary mural, by Donna Clayton, was hand-sketched and painted over a two-day period in February 2021. Call us to learn more about commissioning Donna to paint you a gorgeous mural.
Welcome to The Blue Giraffe’s online gallery! We hope your visit makes you feel inspired and just plain happy 🙂shop for art & gifts!
Shop for Art & Gifts!
We’ve got the perfect art for your home and great gifts too…
Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast – DVD$20.00
Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book$9.99
30A Coloring Book$16.95
Gift Certificate$25.00 – $500.00
Because I Had a Teacher canvas pouch$12.95
Yarn Critter – Red Crab$30.00
Coloring Book of Cards & Envelopes – Nature$10.99
Coloring Book-Whatever is Lovely$14.99
Cross by Ginger Leigh – silver on pink, framed$78.00
Polli Youngbeck uses her experiences to create original art. This weekend, she’ll share her passion in person at the Blue Giraffe’s 10th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, Nov. 21. Painting with Polli will be a highlight of the day as she brings her creativity to...
Award-winning musician and luthier, Chris Alvarado, is best known for his hand-crafted acoustic guitars produced through his company Driftwood Guitars, but this weekend he is introducing a new product, exclusive hand-crafted trays, just in time for the holidays. Chris...
We're celebrating our 10th Anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the celebration at The Crossings at Inlet Beach near Rosemary Beach, where we'll celebrate with our favorite artists, authors, supporters, and art lovers during our...
Need a smile or spark of inspiration? Debbie Taylor and Christi Sheffield, a dynamic mother-daughter duo, offer that and more at The Blue Giraffe. Get to know the women behind this beloved 30A gallery.
Their customers say The Blue Giraffe is one of the happiest places on 30A.
“I feel so good when I’m in your shop.” Allison K., Dallas TX
“We always visit the Blue Giraffe when we come to town.” Jeff M., Atlanta GA
“This is my favorite place to shop on 30A.” Kristin O., Piedmont CA
They’ve created a beautiful, colorful space with you in mind. You’ll feel uplifted as you discover inspirational gifts and art displayed from floor to ceiling. They’re honored to represent many local and regional award-winning artists who partner exclusively with them to showcase and sell their special creations.
The Blue Giraffe makes beach time extra fun with a whole spectrum of art classes. Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, your creativity can shine in our happy space. Vacationers with little ones return annually to make fun memories and upcycled art on our front lawn. Adults and kids learn how to paint, write and create glass art in the gallery’s creative space. Come “paint outside the lines” with us.
Their story is not complete without introducing you to Jeanie, the gallery’s original blue giraffe. She stands tall and proud outside our front door to welcome you. Named in honor of Debbie’s mother and Christi’s beloved Grandma, Jeanie is very photogenic. She loves being in selfies and the center of attention in a group portrait (she’s never been shy about those legs!). She’ll be your friend forever when you let us add your snap to her gallery. Did you know a giraffe’s heart is two feet long and weighs 25 pounds? Everyone on the Giraffe Team imagines their hearts to be that big. They use their heart power to spread happiness on 30A and beyond supporting organizations that help people and animals in need of love.
THE BLUE GIRAFFE BELIEVES…
In the goodness of people
Hugs and smiles are the best medicine
A good book opens up entire worlds to those who read
Family means everything
Kindness and respect should be given to all beings-furry ones, too
Being creative is good for the soul
In looking at the sunny side of things
Friendships are a true blessing
Voltaire nailed it when he said, “Writing is the painting of the voice.”
It is good to color outside the lines
Listening is more important than talking
The beach imparts peace and joy
God can be seen in Nature
Love can heal all things.
Perfect in South Walton Best Art Gallery & 30A Hot Spot!
Next time you’re on the Emerald Coast, stop in and see why we were voted a “30A Hot Spot for Art and Gifts” and “Perfect in South Walton Best Art Gallery/Studio”. You’ll be welcomed with love and happy hearts! Until then, we hope you’ll enjoy frequent visits to our website.