top10 Tip: The Artful Giraffe is an art and gift gallery and pottery painting studio in the Historic Downtown Village of Sarasota. The gallery showcases the creative talents of predominantly Florida artists in a variety of mediums including paintings, metal sculpture, fused and stained glass, jewelry, photography, seashell creations, ceramics, handcrafted soap, and more. They also have a large selection of unique gifts.
Behind the gallery is a Paint-Your-Own Pottery studio where you and your friends can "create and paint it" and they will "glaze and fire it!" Book a birthday party, bridal shower or other fun event in the studio. A variety of art classes are also held in the pottery studio; send them your e-mail address to keep informed of class schedules.
Each month The Artful Giraffe, along with the other shops in the Historic Downtown Village, hosts a "Fourth Friday" event from 5:00-9:00 pm featuring live entertainment, hors d'oeurvres and, of course, fabulous shopping!