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Arts and Culture

The Tucson International Airport 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. More than 40 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.

In 2008, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Tucson Airport Authority, several site specific works were selected for the terminal. A guide to the TIA permanent art collection is available at the Airport Information counters inside the lower level entrances to the terminal.


Temporary exhibits by regional artists are also featured in the airport's galleries:

Susan Rider's Traffic Light series of paintings is now in TIA's Center Gallery.

Chris Mooney exhibits Under the Southwest Sun, a series of nine photographic images placed near secirity checkpoint B.

Select pieces from Pima Community College's annual juried student art exhibition are on display in Welcome Lounge A, lower level near baggage belt #7.

In the ARTport, TIA's employee art gallery: paintings and drawings by Mary-Katherine Stillwell, along with photographs by Scott Kimble and Jennifer Montgomery.

Program criteria

Application form


Live at TIA! Performing Arts Program are also featured throughout the year:

Local performers entertain in TIA's Welcome Lounges on the lower level of the terminal. Click here for program criteria and application form.


Email for more information about any of the Arts & Culture programs.