The Zoo Gallery celebrates 40 years in business

The Zoo Gallery is celebrating 40 years in business this August.

The curated art gallery and retailer first opened its doors in Fort Walton Beach in 1979 and is currently in Grayton Beach and at Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach.

Both locations will have a celebratory sale event for the weekend of August 8–11, with select items starting at 20 percent off!

The Zoo Gallery offers a unique mix of artwork, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and home goods and represents a lifestyle that has evolved over four decades but has retained its essence of “standing out from the herd,” as owners Roxie and Chris Wilson like to call it.

“I’ve always loved and been passionate about art,” Roxie said. “It stirs the soul. It’s been incredible to share that with so many people all these years, and we wouldn’t be here without the fabulous employees and patrons who have supported and helped us along the way. We have many repeat customers who have been coming for years, and now they’re bringing their families with them. People say their vacation isn’t complete without a trip to The Zoo Gallery.”

The Zoo Gallery encourages anyone who has a T-shirt from the store to share it on social media with the hashtag #standoutfromtheherd.

“Everyone has a T-shirt story, whether it was handed down to them from a parent or it’s a more recent design,” Roxie said. “We’ve worked with Greg Keith at Serigraphia screen printing—who is also celebrating 40 years in business—to create more than 25 shirt designs. He’s been fantastic.”

Fans can stop by the store to get the exclusive fortieth-anniversary shirt, now available in both locations.

“Supporting American artists and getting to form relationships with them and our customers has been a dream come true,” Roxie added. “Retail is tough work, but if you love it and you’re proud of what you create and share, it makes it all worth it.”