The local art community is a big part of what makes 30A unique. There is no shortage of talented artists among the South Walton locals and there are galleries scattered on practically every corner from the east to west end of 30A. Have you ever taken the time to visit these individual galleries to show support for our local art community. We are going to highlight a few galleries that we think are worth the trip. But in all honesty, we highly recommend adding a 30A art tour to your bucket list. You won’t be disappointed!
This gallery is so popular that one location simply just wasn’t enough! The original Zoo Gallery is located in the heart of Grayton Beach, directly across from The Red Bar, and their alternate location is conveniently located in Grand Boulevard in Sandestin. This eclectic gallery has so much to offer, especially when it comes to unique keepsakes and gifts. And you can’t leave without scoring one of their famous t-shirts!
2. Justin Gaffery Studio & Gallery
This artist never ceases to amaze us with his work. It is truly something that you have to see in person to fully appreciate. Justin’s work is scattered in homes and businesses all over the Emerald Coast as well as all over the country. Justin places acrylic paint onto the canvas in a textured way that is breathtaking and unique. In addition to his own creative work, Justin also makes custom artwork upon request. Check out his website to see some of his amazing work.
3. The Blue Giraffe in Watercolor
Located in Watercolor, The Blue Giraffe is a one-of-a-kind boutique, featuring art and gifts with heart. The boutique is a place where classy meets funky and the vibe is always upbeat. The styles of the different artists may vary, but the underlying theme complements the upscale yet casual style of 30A. There is a special gift for everyone on your list at The Blue Giraffe.
4. The Artists of Gulf Place
Located in the heart of Gulf Place, The Artists of Gulf Place is an artsy outdoor spot featuring the work of many different artists in our area. A community of cool and funky bungalows, each one offers its own unique artistic experience. You can find local folk art and endless hand-crafted treasures. This is the perfect spot to pick up an authentic keepsake or souvenir and then enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the fantastic dining options around you.
5. Ruskin Place
Prepare to be amazed when you enter into this wonderland of art galleries and boutiques. Your breath will be taken by the outdoor scenery alone, before even stepping in to one of the galleries. Ruskin Place is a quiet park surrounded multiple art galleries and boutiques, all with something unique to offer. After browsing through the all that the shops have to offer, Ruskin Place provides the perfect spot to enjoy the shade of an oak tree and a moment of pure relaxation.
Are you looking for a vacation home or permanent residence here in South Walton? Melissa Clements is a seasoned real estate agent that is ready to help you find the perfect home for you and your family. She knows the communities in our area like the back of her hand and can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Contact Melissa and begin your search today!