About the Society of the Four Arts
The Society of the Four Arts is Palm Beach's best-loved destination for art exhibitions, concerts, films, lectures, workshops and more. The Society of the Four Arts is home to the King Library, the Four Arts Children's Library, and the magnificent Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens.
The Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building
The Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building houses both an art gallery and a 700 seat auditorium. An art gallery showcases art exhibitions throughout the season and the Walter S. Gubelmann auditorium features concerts, lectures and films.
The Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building Hours
During Season (December through April):
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Gioconda and Joseph King Library
The original building, designed in 1936 by architect Maurice Fatio, now houses The Gioconda and Joseph King Library. The Library – which contains over 65,000 books, periodicals, videotapes, DVDs, CDs and books on audiotape – serves the Town of Palm Beach. The library is open to all visitors without charge; borrowing privileges may be obtained for a small annual membership fee. Throughout the season, the King Library hosts book discussion groups, which are free and open to the public.
King Library Hours
Monday to Friday, l0 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (November through May)
Closed Sundays and Holidays
The John E. Rovensky Administration Building
Once the Embassy Apartment Building, the Rovensky Administration Building was renovated in the mid 1990s and is now home to staff offices, The Children’s Library and Campus on the Lake workshops.
Administrative Office Hours
Throughout the year: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Four Arts Children’s Library
The Children’s Library is located on the second floor of the John E. Rovensky Administration Building. We invite children to borrow books, use computers and enjoy special event programs free of charge. The Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery features exhibitions of special interest to young people throughout the year. From October through April the Children’s Library offers free Preschool Story Time for ages 4 and younger, most Mondays and Thursdays. Family Story Time for ages 8 and younger takes place on the first Saturday of each month during season (November through April). No reservations are required for story times. Programs for school-aged children are offered during season on select weekdays and Saturdays.
Children’s Library Hours
Year Round: Monday to Friday, l0 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Closed to the public during the month of August
During Season (November through April):
Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden
The Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, on the corner of Royal Palm Way and Cocoanut Row, is an elegant park which was recently remodeled by The Society to be a showpiece for Palm Beach. 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 Four Arts Botanical Gardens
The Four Arts Gardens, owned by The Society and maintained by The Garden Club of Palm Beach, are demonstration gardens originally designed in 1938 to display the diversity of tropical plants suitable for landscaping in the South Florida climate.
The Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden and Four Arts Botanical Garden Hours
Seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact Us2 Four Arts Plaza Palm Beach, FL 33480
Gallery & Box Office: (561) 655-7226
The King Library: (561) 655-2766
The Children's Library: (561) 655-2776
Campus on the Lake Registration: (561) 805-8562
Administration: (561) 655-7227
Administration Fax: (561) 655-7233