We are so happy you popped in to visit our online gallery!
While you’re here, please get to know us a little better by reading “Our Story” and have fun browsing our online Shop. Lots of updates are planned for 2022 that we hope will enhance your website visits, so stay tuned. And wish us luck.
We want you to know how grateful we are that our small business is thriving despite the pandemic. We have you and all our loyal customers to thank for that!
“Art & Gifts with Heart”
This is the motto that guides everything we do in our business. When you visit our gallery in Inlet Beach or shop on our website, we want you to feel uplifted and inspired.
May 2022 bring you good health, peace, and a heart full of hope. We pray your life is always filled with kindness and love.
With cheerful hearts, Christi & Debbie
You can shop in our colorful, upbeat gallery in Inlet Beach:
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 5:30, and Saturday 10:00 – 4:00.
Need a Personal Shopper or an Art Consultant for your home or business?
Call Christi at 850-231-5112. She loves to help people find the perfect gift for a loved one and artwork for their home or office!
If you want to know about all of our gallery happenings, click Art in Your In Box. We promise not to send too many emails.
Holiday Open House & 11th Anniversary Celebration
We invite you to bring your family and friends to kick off the holiday season with us November 20th from 10am – 4pm! Enjoy holiday discounts, meet a few of our artists and special guests, like Jane with Beachy Blooms who will have her adorable flower cart set up in front of the gallery from 2-4pm.
We’ll have sweet treats, apple cider and bubbly throughout the day. And, in celebration of the gallery turning 11, we’ll be raffling off 11 unique gifts. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County – it’s our way of thanking them for the tireless work they do on behalf of our art community.
Also joining us behind the gallery will be a food truck for donations of non-perishable food items. This food drive benefits Destin Harvest and will help our neighbors in need enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving meal.
We’re grateful for all the love and support from our loyal customers and look forward to celebrating with you! Stay up to date about the event here.
Shop for Art & Gifts!
We’ve got the perfect art for your home and great gifts too…
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
Happy Pig Notecard Set$15.00
Florida Salt Scrubs$6.95 – $29.95
Meet our Gallery Night featured artist Diane Naylor on November 11, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. See her new collections while enjoying light bites and bubbly. Raised in the rolling hills of Grant Wood County of Eastern Iowa, Diane attended Minneapolis College of Art and Design...
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...
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.
You can find The Blue Giraffe at Crossings at Inlet Beach, just east of the Rosemary Beach/Hwy 30A & 98 intersection. We relocated to Inlet Beach (from WaterColor) in October 2019. We’re easier to get to AND we have parking to the side and back of the building, woohoo! You’ll love our upbeat gallery with amazing artists and one-of-a-kind gifts.
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.