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Arts and Culture

The Tucson International Airport (TUS) Arts and Culture Program consists of a permanent collection, rotating exhibits, and a performing arts program, Live at TIA!

Permanent Collection

In 1987 the Tucson Airport Authority Board of Directors made a commitment to acquire art for the airport. Now more than 100 original works of art by artists living in Tucson's air service trade area,  which includes Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Cochise counties and northern Sonora, Mexico, are represented in the collection.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Tucson Airport Authority, several site specific works were selected for the terminal. A guide to the TUS permanent art collection is available at the Airport Information counters inside the lower level entrances to the terminal.


Temporary exhibits by regional artists are featured in galleries located throughout the airport's passenger terminal. Currently showing:

New in the Center Gallery, a series of over and underwater images from local photographer Glenn Thompson are on exhibit through December 31.

In the Upper Link Gallery, Lex Gjurasic exhbits Otherworldly, a new series of paintings insiired by cacti, clouds, fungi and sea life that pull from every plain of existence including the cosmic. These levitating paintings are mounted in such a way so to appear to be floating and cast a sculptural shadow. This show will be at the airport through November 30.

In the Lower Link Gallery, Kathy Krucker exhibits Gateway to the Oceans of the World, a series of underwater photographs. This exhibition has been extended through December 5.

In Welcome Lounge B, Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents a small portion of the larger exhibition, Arizona Unseen, a series of color photographs by Louis Carlos Bernal from 1978-1988. This exhibit will be at the airport through January 27, 2017.

A display celebrating the National Parks Centennial is located on the lower level near the Military Liaison Office, lower level near Southwest Airlines baggage belt #5. The display features posters of Southern Arizona's Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Saguaro National Park,and Tumacacori National Historic Park.

In the ARTport, TIA's employee art gallery, there are paintings and drawings by Mary-Katherine Stillwell along with photographs by her daughter Autumn Stillwell, graphite drawings by Brandon Montenegro and Lily Malbon, and a series of comic strip panels by Tom Burton.

Current Exhibits Calendar

Program Criteria and Form.  

Live at TIA! Performing Arts Programs are also featured throughout the year. Local performers entertain in the TUS Welcome Lounges on the lower level of the terminal. Click here for program criteria and application form or email for more information about any of the Arts & Culture programs.