The Society of the Four Arts offers quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of the Palm Beaches through a dynamic lineup of cultural programming, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions.
The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children’s library, and a state-of-the-art educational facility.
Plan your visit. The Society of the Four Arts is located at:
2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480 (see map below)
For information call (561) 655-7226 or visit fourarts.org
What to see and do?
The Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden
This an elegant park which was recently remodeled by The Society where visitors are invited to stroll through the grounds, enjoying the natural beauty of the landscaping and the carefully selected sculptures.
Two beautiful fountains accent the north and south ends of the garden. Benches and chairs provide the ideal spot for enjoying conversation or a good book.
The Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery
Building houses an art gallery, a 700-seat auditorium, and the Four Arts Box Office. The art gallery showcases art exhibitions throughout the season, and the Walter S. Gubelmann auditorium features concerts, lectures and films. Check calendar of events for this building here.
The Four Arts Botanical Gardens
In 1938 the Garden Club of Palm Beach planted seven small demonstration gardens on the grounds of the Society of the Four Arts. For nearly seven decades, these gardens have served as a guide for new homeowners seeking plants which thrive in the sub-tropical South Florida climate.
Open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Four Arts Gardens continues to offer ideas and inspiration, practical education for gardeners, and moments of quiet respite to all who visit.
Check calendar of events at the Garden.
The Four Arts Children’s Library
Located on the second floor of the John E. Rovensky Administration Building, it invites children to borrow books, use computers and enjoy special event programs free of charge. It also features exhibitions of special interest to young people throughout the year.
Check calendar of special events here.
The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium
This is a 700-seat theater located within the Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building. The venue is home to HD Performances and Telecasts, including Met Opera Live, National Theatre Live, and exhibitions on screen; as well as concerts, celebrated performances, films, and the esteemed O’Keeffe Speaker Series.
The Gioconda and Joseph King Library
The Society’s original building, designed in 1936 by architect Maurice Fatio, now houses The Gioconda and Joseph King Library. The Library contains more than 75,000 books, periodicals, videotapes, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks, and serves as the library for the Town of Palm Beach.
The library is open to all visitors without charge.