Arts and Culture

We're committed to providing immersive public art experiences, cultural collaborations and educational events that encourage interaction and discovery with the power to bring communities together.
Gopal Rajegowda
Senior Vice President
Commissioned Artwork
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The Wishing Tree

A unique site-specific installation that pushes the boundaries of art and technology, this LED banyan tree serves as a new community gathering place in Downtown West Palm Beach.

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Water Pavilion West Palm

Created by international artist Jeppe Hein, this playful social sculpture comprised of ever-changing vertical columns of water entices visitors to jump in and cool down.

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My East Is Your West

A thought provoking LED installation encourages viewers to reflect upon social, political, and geographical boundaries and identities through the sequential lighting of letter that reveal a special message.

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Neighborhood Murals

Artistic discovery awaits around every corner of The Square. Bold and bright murals of inspired by the neighborhood's foliage and one-of-a-kind geometric patterns adorned the facades along Rosemary Avenue and beyond.

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Arts Programming

The Square partners with New Wave to host ongoing Artist-in-Residence program

Throughout the year, The Square welcomes innovative new artists to the New Wave Artist-in-Residence program. Founded by Sarah Gavlak, the program fosters a vital dialogue around diversity, inclusivity, immigration and equal rights for women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities through public and artist-in-residence programs for emerging artists from underrepresented communities.

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Featured Events
Featured Events
The Square and Rohi's Readery honor Black History Month

In February, The Square teamed up with children's bookstore Rohi's Readery to host a Black History Month Kickoff event for the third year running. The West Palm Beach community came together to celebrate African Diasporic people's history and culture, participating in activities ranging from thoughtful panel discussions about representation to family educational workshops and fun dance classes.

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Featured Events

Every month, The Square welcomes the downtown West Palm Beach community to attend free panel discussions on topics designed to inspire and provoke conversation. Each panel will be led by local experts and innovators, covering intriguing subjects like the future of education, African American filmmaking, the representation of women artists and more.

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Featured Events
Dreyfoos Artist Market highlights student creators

On December 2nd, The Square presented the Dreyfoos Artist Market, featuring artworks crafted by accomplished students of West Palm's Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Visitors were treated to live music as they shopped for works covering all mediums on Rosemary Ave.

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Featured Events
Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival takes over The Square

On November 18-19th, The Square welcomed back the Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival, which showcases creators ranging from emerging local talent to national names. Visitors met the artists and explored sculptures, paintings, jewels, photography, ceramics and more.

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New in the Neighborhood

Fred Eversley to debut public art installation at One Flagler

Related has partnered with the City of West Palm Beach to commission a new public art installation by Fred Eversley. Titled Portals, the sculptural installation will be located at Class A office building One Flagler and will be unveiled in 2024. Eversley's largest commissioned work to date was inspired by the adjacent First Church of Christ, Scientist, and as part of this project, the architecturally significant church will be preserved in perpetuity. The graceful "gate" created by Portals' eight translucent parabolic shapes will appear to welcome visitors to the church and the property's public green space, Julian Abele Park, named for the church's African American architect, Julian Abele.

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New in the Neighborhood

World-renowned Yinka Shonibare unveils wind sculpture located at 360 Rosemary

British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, CBE celebrates the diversity of communities and highlights our connections through Material (SG) II, the latest addition to his Wind Sculpture Series. Commissioned in collaboration with The West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program and City of West Palm Beach, the vibrant artwork furthers the thriving 72-acre neighborhood’s mission to become a culturally rich district.

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Arts and Culture Programming
2023 Performing Arts Panel: supporting the local performing arts community
Arts and Culture Programming
2023 Black History Month Kickoff: a celebration of Black history and culture
Arts and Culture Programming
2023 Kips Bay Show House Panel: supporting a good cause through education and engagement

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