The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program is managed by the Facilities Development and Operations Department of Palm Beach County. The mission of the program is to provide art that complements public buildings, parks, and plaza. Located at the Palm Beach County Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Drive in Palm Beach Gardens is "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. Click to view gallery.
The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program creates a sense of place and enhances community identity; improves the design quality of public infrastructure; and contributes to the missions of the county departments where projects are sited.
Just past the entrance, visitors are greeted with colorful vine-like sculptures. Alive with imaginative depictions of local flora and fauna, a gardenesque 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.