The Artful Giraffe is an art and gift gallery located in the Historic Downtown Village of Sarasota. The gallery showcases the creative talents of Florida artists, as well as a few select artists from around the country, in a variety of mediums. They feature original paintings, metal sculpture, fused and stained glass, jewelry, seashell creations, ceramics, wearable art, handcrafted soap and candles, and more. They also carry a large selection of unique gifts. The gallery is full of whimsical, happy art as well as coastal themes inspired by the beauty of our Florida gulf coast.
Behind the gallery is a Paint-Your-Own-Pottery studio where you can “create and paint it” and they will “glaze and fire it”. Book a birthday party, bridal shower or other fun event. Please contact them for details and pottery studio hours.
They also offer a variety of classes taught by local artists. Join them for some creative fun!
“This place was so great! We came on a Sunday morning. 10 am. First ones there…and only. The lady opening up got us started and was so nice explaining the process for us. It was me my sister and my one year old niece. We picked out our pottery and paint and had a great time. My niece made quite the mess painting and she was just so nice and understand of a toddler…that’s hard to find sometimes. This place is in such a cute area of old historic Sarasota…adorable place and super friendly people! The art is so beautiful and from all over the state. Will for sure go back next time we are in town and we’re excited to pick up our pottery to see the outcome!” – Krista S.
“I was so happy to find this shop. So many beautifully made things from local artists. I was smiling the whole time I was in there. I found the shop owner and staff to be quite friendly and helpful. They know their artists. The other customers were also very friendly and the art talk that ensued left me quite inspired. If you are looking for that unique gift item this is the place to go.” – Sue G.
“This is my new FAVORITE SHOP! The Artful Giraffe is a delightful gift gallery, with a huge variety of beautiful pieces. If you like art Made in the USA, and you like supporting local businesses, you will LOVE this store. I just discovered this “hamlet” of adorable stores in downtown Sarasota. I enjoyed refreshments next door at The Tea House! You could “make a day” of visiting the Historic Downtown Village of Sarasota. ENJOY!! 🙂” – Leslie H.
1861 Fruitville Road