Friday, September 18, 2009

The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach

We know we have been neglecting our blog. Seems like the time gets away from us and suddenly we realize how long we have been away and we drift back. Summer was full of lots of hot and we mean steamy hot rides. The temperatures were soaring this summer, but then you ride thru a shady spot of the road and it is such a welcome relief. Anyway here is our trip to the Four Arts Society in Palm Beach.

We recently visited the gardens of the Society of the Four Arts. The gardens are open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is no charge for admission. There is even free wi-fi! There are many areas to stroll and sit and reflect on the sculptures, the fountains and the beautiful gardens. There are beautiful seating areas and shaded gazebos among the exotic plants.

The Society of the Four Arts is a nonprofit organization founded in 1936 by a group of prominent Palm Beach residents to meet the cultural needs of the growing resort community. The four arts which constitute the Society’s mission are music, drama, literature, and art.

Every season from November through April, The Four Arts presents notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions to the public. The Four Arts campus along the Intracoastal Waterway is home to a gallery building with a concert hall auditorium, two libraries, an administration building, and beautiful gardens.

They have a nice website as well as a Facebook page and Twitter.

There are many outdoor sculptures.... One knows that these two old timers are enjoying a friendly chat on a lazy summer day.

These two fruit sculptures are in an open air room and you can see the gardens behind them.

Wish we had taken more notes on these as they are so interesting.

This is a beautiful seating area covered with bougainvilleas, it just invites one to sit and enjoy.

And a lovely oriental garden..

We thought the pictures were better than our words so we included many. Hope you enjoyed the tour. If you are ever in Palm Beach, this is a great place to visit.


chessie said...

very nice, on my list of things to visit...the admission is cool too!

Lance said...

Hello Heinz and Frenchie, and welcome back! I've been checking in every so often, and understand how life can get pretty hectic. Anyway, it's nice to see you back. The Society of Four Arts looks like a beautiful place for rest and enjoyment of the arts. I really liked the variety of sculptures, and the grounds are wonderful! And wifi? WOW!

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