Community is everything to us
Who are we?
Rustic Flamingo is a fun and friendly DIY Studio where guests choose from an array of trendy techniques to create one-of-a-kind home décor. What’s really cool about Rustic Flamingo is our team. We create opportunities for people that are often overlooked.
We provide job training and jobs for people with disabilities AND we give back! A portion of all proceeds is donated to agencies in the greater Sarasota area that serve persons with disabilities. Everyone is welcome at Rustic Flamingo. Come sit with us!
We Give Back
Rustic Flamingo is passionate about supporting agencies within the Gulf Coast Region that provide opportunities for those with unique abilities. We are thrilled to sponsor the fall Braden River TOPSoccer league. Thank you Coach Dave and all of the TOPSoccer buddies for providing this amazing experience for our staff member, Robert, and people just like him!
meet Jacque & Denise
Rustic Flamingo Owners
We want to welcome you to our studio and thank you for supporting our small business. We became friends while working together in disability services. We share a love of all things DIY, creating programs and providing job training for people with a wide range of abilities.
After celebrating a milestone birthday at a DIY studio, we began to develop our own studio concept that provides employment opportunities for people of all abilities.
We are thrilled to bring this concept to the Gulf Coast and to welcome you to Rustic Flamingo!
Most frequent questions and answers
Our studio opens 30 minutes prior to your workshop start time. Plan to arrive a little early to find your seat, look over your project, and get settled in. We start on time! When you arrive you will be greeted, given an apron, and directed to the bathroom to wash your hands. Place any snacks you have brought on the buffet and any beverages in the cooler. Take some time to meet your host/hostess and get comfortable. The fun is just beginning!
If you have an idea for a specialty project or sign, we would love to hear it! Click here and tell us about it 🙂 Remember! Any project that is chosen to be added to our gallery will be designed by our studio. You will get to attend a main event for half price to complete your bright idea!
Yes, if you would like. We encourage you to bring your water bottle. We have Quench filtered water and offer complimentary inspirational stickers that you can add to your water bottle. You are welcome to BYOB (wine or beer only). We have coolers available to keep your drinks cold. We also have a variety of complimentary coffees available at our coffee bar. Enjoy a Flamingo Cup of Joe!
Our Main event workshops are for children 10 and up and adults. Friday Flamingle events are for those 18 and older only. We ask that only paid guests attend our workshops. Our studio is accessible. We have lower tables for those that may use a scooter or wheelchair in addition to our counter height seating.
We provide employment training opportunities for those with unique abilities. We focus on our team’s ability, not their disability. At the beginning of each workshop, we encourage you to take a moment to get to know our table hosts/hostesses. These interactions give our crew opportunities to build their social skills.
Won’t you join us?
Oh hello! We are so glad you’re here! Rustic Flamingo provides paid job training and employment opportunities for uniquely abled persons. Helping you to be the best version of you is our passion! At Rustic Flamingo our only competition is who we were yesterday. We break down barriers and celebrate our unique abilities.