Art Galleries, Art Centers, Antique Studios
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens comprise the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905 -1982), the widow of Ralph Hubbard Norton. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the two acre property, featuring a collection of 250 species of tropical palms, lies near downtown West Palm Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Displayed throughout the house, studio and gardens are more than 100 works by the artist, including nine monumental sculptures, eight in brick and one in granite. The Gardens were designed by Ann Norton and Sir Peter Smithers. The largest tract of garden containing the great brick sculptures, is designed in a natural, unmanicured style. The experience of coming across Norton’s mysterious monoliths as surprises in their lush green jungle-like setting is akin to discovering another world.
Now operated as a 501 (c)(3)foundation supported by an open public membership and an elected Board of Trustees, the Gardens offer a schedule of exhibitions by recognized artists in an intimate residential setting.
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) operating foundation established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). The organization is devoted to exhibiting works of other artists, preserving the founder’s studio and displaying her monumental sculptures in a secluded urban preserve where a notable collection of rare palms is continually being developed.
Miami, FL 33137
In its 30th year, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
BaCA also offers the opportunity for visitors to come by, or sign up and take a class, attend a lecture, see an exhibition and get an organic look at the artistic process. Please check our calendar for upcoming events!
The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.
The Bailey Contemporary Arts aims to serve as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, with the goal to amalgamate emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process.
With a newly renovated facility, artists, residents and cultural organizations can now come together in Pompano Beach and use the power of creative expression to uplift, revitalize and build a stronger community.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturdays …
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is a cooperative gallery sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio.
Their mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space to three-dimensional artists. Call or email for further information!
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday:
9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – Saturday:
9:00am – 9:00pm
Since its beginnings in 1983, the University Galleries has been an innovator in South Florida’s contemporary visual arts, presenting exhibitions of local, national, and international art in new genres as well as traditional forms.
The University Galleries’ activities also include lectures, panel discussions, poetry readings, film series, and music performances, providing alternate contexts for approaching art. Our award-winning arts education program ensures access to our activities for middle and high school age students. Admission to all University Galleries exhibitions and programs is free and open to the public.
“ICA Miami is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collection, ICA Miami provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time. The museum is deeply committed to providing open, public access to artistic excellence by offering year-round free admission.”
ICA Miami and its offices are closed on major federal holidays including Christmas Day, New Years Day, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving.
Photography is the science, art and practice of creating images. The Palm Breach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach. offers a world-class museum that hosts national, international and local exhibits year round. The ProShop for Photographers provides access and expertise in the latest camera equipment and gear for all of South Florida. The Centre’s school provides instruction for every level of photographer from beginner to the seasoned photographer.
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Through photography and journaling, our “Picture My World” program uses the transformative power of the arts to assist disadvantaged youth through community outreach programs. Their artistic journeys culminate in an exhibit in our museum each year and are archived permanently at the Centre.
Started in 1986 by co-founders Art & Fatima NeJame, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is recognized as a world-class arts organization. Created as a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts resource, PBPC is dedicated to the community and the enrichment of life through the photographic arts. Featuring a school, shop and museum, the Centre brings the best in photography & digital media and has endured for 30 years in Palm Beach County.
Fri / Sat 10a-5p
Closed on some holidays, call for schedule
The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. Each season, The Four Arts offers 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. The Four Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and all programs are open to the public.
The Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building, designed by famed architect Addison Mizner, is home to a gallery that features a diverse and ever-changing schedule of traveling art exhibitions. The building also includes a 700-seat auditorium with top-of-the-line sound and lighting for concerts, lectures and films. The auditorium is home to the popular live broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD and National Theatre of London productions, offered throughout the season.
The Four Arts King Library boasts a collection of more than 70,000 publications, periodicals, DVDs and other media. Lively book discussion groups take place several times a month and are open to the public at no charge. The library serves as the town library for Palm Beach, but memberships with borrowing privileges are available to all book lovers whether they live on the island or not.
The Children’s Library invites children and families to borrow books and use computers free of charge. A free story time program is offered twice a week for preschool-aged children and special events for children of all ages are offered throughout the year. In addition to enjoying stories and singing songs, children participate in games and crafts to complement the story time theme of the day.
The Four Arts’ newest facility, the Dixon Education Building, is home to Campus on the Lake cultural education programs. The landmarked building was originally built in the 1920s as Palm Beach’s public school building. In 2013 the building was renovated and revitalized by the Four Arts, preserving the facility’s landmarked exterior while modernizing the interior for 21st-century learning. With classrooms, an art studio and even an apartment for a visiting artist, the Dixon Education Building serves as South Florida’s home for lifelong learning.
The Four Arts Botanical Gardens are demonstration gardens designed in 1938 to help new arrivals to South Florida who were struggling with gardening in the state’s tropical climate. Seven demonstration gardens illustrate different styles of landscaping and information on drought and heat tolerant plants.
Adjacent to the botanical gardens is the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, which showcases carefully selected sculptures in an outdoor museum-like setting. With welcoming pergolas and a large garden pavilion, the Hulitar Sculpture Garden has become a top destination for visitors to South Florida. The gardens are open seven days a week, and there is no charge for admission.
102 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480 • (561) 655-7226
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (September through October)
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (November through April)
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. (November through April)