The Tucson International Airport Arts and Culture Program consists of a permanent collection, rotating exhibits, and a performing arts program, Live at TIA!
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. Currently showing:
Phyllis Nardine Magrane's mystifying landscapes in the Upper Link Gallery through August.
Quetzally Hernandez Coronado's bold landscapes of the Southwest in the Upper Link Gallery through August.
Our latest exhibits has a feeling of old and new with Valerie Galloway's fun travel series created directly on Rand McNally World Atlas and Gazatteer 1937 maps that hang near security checkpoint B through October. This exhibit of 17 pieces is one of seven other temporary exhibits currently on display.
Select pieces from Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery'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, there are paintings and drawings by Mary-Katherine Stillwell along with photographs by her daughter Autumn Stillwell, and photographs by Scott Kimble.
Live at TIA! Performing Arts Programs 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 or email email@example.com for more information about any of the Arts & Culture programs.