Art in Public Places Program – Palm Beach County

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program creates a sense of peace and increases community identity. The program has improved the design value of public infrastructure. It contributes to the objective of Palm Beach County departments where projects are positioned. The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program is overseen by the Facilities Development and Operations Department of the county.

The purpose of the plan is to provide art that complements public buildings, parks, and plazas. One spectacular piece is stationed at the Palm Beach County Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Drive in Palm Beach Gardens "Garden Gate" by Garth Edwards.  Designed, fabricated, and installed by artist Garth Edwards, Garden Gate is inspired by Palm Beach Gardens' early vision of the town becoming a "Garden City". Garth’s design and color palette complement the library's interior design and architectural features, resulting in a vibrant, whimsical installation that appears to bloom from the walls and corners of the library. Just past the entrance, visitors are greeted with colorful vine-like sculptures. Alive with imaginative depictions of local flora and fauna, a gardenlike archway invites visitors into the library's youth and family section. Here, plant-inspired sculptures on the reference desk continue the garden theme, while functioning as corner guards. Click to view the gallery.



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