Since 1979, Chris and Roxie Wilson have followed their passion for procuring art in all its forms and turned this love and hard work into a full-fledged business. The couple has two stores—one located in the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin shopping complex and the other in the community of Santa Rosa Beach. Both stores offer an eclectic array of art. From handmade furniture to artisanal jewelry, there is always a trinket or knickknack for everyone’s tastes. The Zoo Gallery
also showcases art from artists and designers around the United States, with the aim to present the craftsmanship in everyday art.
Florida Art Media
When visiting The Zoo Gallery, visitors immediately notice the wide variety of objects that are placed around the shop. Bright colors and designs adorn the furniture, mirrors, lamps, paintings and clothes, allowing visitors to become mesmerized with every piece and item. In fact, many of the products are made by hand, using mixed media such as recycled materials, glass, metal, stone and other elements.
Additionally, the galleries produce many everyday use objects such as t-shirts, soap and hygiene products, candles, handbags, cards and books. The shop in Grayton Beach, as well as the one in Sandestin, offer spacious floor plans in order for the pieces to stand out and allow visitors to comfortably browse around. Every item is unique and one-of-a-kind, something which makes this shop special, especially when searching for the perfect gift. Sticks Object Art & Furniture is one of the featured artists that you will immediately notice in both stores; the handmade furniture is reminiscent of Frida Kahlo’s art; however, the carefully crafted furniture is definitely in a class all its own. Some of the other artists include Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi, Jill Schwarz, Sugarboo and the masterfully crafted timepieces from Watchcraft Watches. Additionally, the shop stores an award-winning selection of t-shirts and local art. Both items are perfect as a souvenir of your trip to the shores of Florida’s Panhandle.
When to Visit
As mentioned above, The Zoo Gallery has two locations that are open seven days a week. However, check the website because the hours may vary between the two. Moreover, The Zoo Gallery
also has a frame shop and office where visitors can find eclectic pieces to hang their art. Whichever location you visit, The Zoo Gallery is a place to find a Florida art
piece perfect for the home or as a gift.
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