The Gallery on Siesta Key is a real gem, attracting locals and visitors alike to stop by and browse the artistic creativity within. Located at 5129 Ocean Blvd., this Siesta Key art gallery and gift boutique is a co-operative, allowing several local jewelers, sculptors, and artists to showcase their individual work. Each member of the group takes a turn at staffing the gallery, which means that whenever you visit you will be able to meet and talk to at least one of the owner-artisans about their work.
Artists at The Gallery on Siesta Key
Several of the founder members of this delightful gallery are long-term friends, and one is wheelchair bound, but they are all drawn together by their artistic talents. This syndicate of artistic exhibits gives them the retail outlet they need to make a living from what they do best— creating spectacular art reflecting this beautiful area of Southwest Florida.
Opening hours are posted on the door but are usually 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. However, if you spot a must-have item, just call the gallery on 941.349.2427. One of the artists will be happy to drop in and meet you for a personal shopping experience by appointment. Whether you are looking to furnish a new home with tasteful local accents or searching for a souvenir or gift, you’ll be spoiled for choice in this eclectic gallery.
Of course, the items are all one-of-a-kind and the displays change often so it’s a place to visit regularly and see what’s new. If you don’t, you may miss that perfect piece!
Sarasota Artwork And Gift Items
The beautiful artwork includes bright acrylics, hand-drilled sea glass, colorful furniture, and handmade pearl jewelry. Creativity and artistic gifts are the common theme running through the gallery’s displays. Many of the items are naturally inspired by the sea, being so close to this beautiful Gulf coastline. Seashells, sea stars, sailing boats, pelicans, seahorses, turtles, manatees, and sport fish are a recurring theme in this Siesta Key Village art gallery and gift shop. Whether you are looking for contemporary cats or colorful flora, you’ll find dozens of vibrant home accents, knick-knacks, and gift items in every available space.
If you want a souvenir of your Sarasota vacation, check out the many watercolors, drawings and paintings in acrylic, oil, and other mediums. Each artist captures their own individual interpretation of local beach scenes, bobbing yachts, Florida wildlife, and coastal cottages. You can pick up original wall art, printed notecards, table lamps and tablecloths, vases and glassware, hand-painted chest of drawers or miniature mosaics. Items come in every color of the rainbow, from soft Key West pastels to bold primary colors featured on many marine creatures, Florida flowers, and exotic birds.
The gallery always has a tasteful selection of handcrafted jewelry—there’s something to catch your eye at every opportunity. Natural resources also feature heavy in this boutique of treasures. Glittering quartz, spiny conch shells, delicate sea urchins, antique silver, polished wood, ceramics, glass, and semiprecious stones all make an appearance in The Gallery on Siesta Key. Whatever you fall in love with, you know you will be taking home a unique piece of Sarasota, Florida.