30A Art Galleries
Studios in Santa Rosa Beach
(continued...) I'm also very fortunate that I have my art gallery right here in my own backyard. I love being able to meet the different personalities and amazing people that come into the gallery daily. The scenic beauty of Grayton Beach is also a captivating factor when visiting the area and it's still a source of inspiration for me and my work.
From the rare and wondrous coastal dune lakes to the stunning colors of the sunset over the beach, Grayton Beach has plenty of awe inspiring views. So it’s little wonder that so many diverse art galleries full of inspired artwork can be found here. Whether you’re looking for photography, pottery, jewelry, or more, you can find several art galleries in Grayton Beach. If you’re taking a trip, make a point to visit a few. Here are some of our recommendations:
Artist and owner Chandler Williams is influenced by the beautiful scenery around him, and you can find in his landscapes and seascapes. His photography is crisp and striking, but what really makes it stand out is the unique mediums that he uses, offering metal prints as well as wood prints, and frames that range from metal or natural wood to floating frames for a more stark look. It’s little wonder that Chandler Williams was recently recognized as the South Walton Artist of the Year for 2021, which is only the second time in the history of the award that it has been granted to a photographer.
The Zoo Gallery is part gallery, part home decor store, part merchandise shop. Here you can find t-shirts with bold designs, colorful jewelry, furniture, pottery, photography, and even candles. These pieces all come with a colorful, punky sort of flair that truly makes them “stand out from the herd” as one of their shirts says. The owners, Chris and Roxie Wilson, are enthusiastic art lovers and have featured artists like Avner Zabari, Sugarboo, Warcraft Watches, Jill Schwartz, and many others in their gallery.
Originally from South Africa, Clint Eagar immigrated to the United States and fell in love with the South Pacific coast. It’s here that he set up his art gallery, where he can show off his skills in painting, mixed media, and sculpture. With a degree in fashion, he also offers accessories at his gallery. He draws inspiration from the ocean, the wildlife, and his love for fashion. When it comes to his wildlife art, you can find inspirations from all over the world and even creative watercolors.
Established, emerging and award-winning fine artists from around the Southeast are represented in The Studio’s 1,400 square feet of gallery space. Featured are contemporary and traditional works in a variety of styles and media from acrylic and oil paintings to shell art and jewelry.
As the 2013 Visit South Walton Artist of the Year, Andy Saczynski's art has brought another element of eclectic flair to Grayton Beach. His artwork is innovative and unique. “Artist Andy Saczynski is best known for his mixed media assemblage art. His style includes characteristics of cubism, folk art, and outsider art. He primarily works with house paint, found objects, recycled musical instruments, reclaimed wood, and repurposed materials. He loves the process of giving new life and purpose to broken, unwanted, and discarded objects. He finds his inspiration from surfing, music, Florida's coastal landscape, and wildlife.”
Mary Hong Studio/Gallery showcases the work of local artist Mary Hong. Mary dreamed up a new way of making art by encasing glass in resin on painted canvas. Her work brings sparkle and beauty and light to any space. Mary was the recipient of the 2014 Artist of the Year award from the Walton County Tourist Development Council.
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