Historic Downtown Village of Sarasota

The Artful Giraffe is proud to be part of the Historic Downtown Village.  The Village is named for a cluster of historic cottages along Fruitville Road between US 301 and Osprey Avenue.  Built in the 1920's by John Ringling to house his circus workers, the bungalows had fallen into disrepair but were recently refurbished and transformed into a dining and retail shopping destination.  All of the Village businesses are women-owned and operated.

The Historic Downtown Village hosts a monthly “Fourth Friday” event from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.  Stroll through the Village while enjoying live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and, of course, fabulous shopping!  Bring your friends and spend the evening with us!