The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936. Its mission is to provide high-quality cultural events to the Palm Beach community. The four represent music, drama, literature, and art (paintings and sculptures).
To support its mission, the Society puts on a full schedule of cultural programming, including concerts, film screenings, art exhibitions, lectures, and educational programs.
The Society of the Four Arts maintains diverse attractions for its visitors. One of the most beautiful parts is the Four Arts Botanical Garden. Created in 1938, the gardens have a wide variety of tropical plants and serve as a guide for new Florida residents. After being destroyed by hurricanes in 2004, the gardens were restored to their former beauty.
The Esther B, O'Keeffe Gallery provides exhibition space for artwork from December through April. It was originally a dinner club for Palm Beach elites but was later acquired by The Society of the Four Arts. Part of the dinner club was also transformed into the Gubelmann Auditorium, which is a 700-seat theater for performances including concerts, opera, dramatic works, film, and lectures.
The Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden contains expert landscaping, water features, and carefully selected sculptures. There are also seating areas, lighting for events, and a plaza.
The Society of the Four Arts has multiple libraries. The Children's Library has books and computers for kids to use for free. The Four Arts King Library has over 70,000 books, periodicals, videos, and other publications. It's also open to the public free of charge.
Assisted listening devices are available free of charge and can be checked out in Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building or the Dixon Education Building-
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