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:
Peggy Wilmore exhibits, Wet Streets & Desert Dwellers, from two related series of oil painitngs along Concourse B through November.
Ellen Campbell exhibits, Inner Landscape, a series of modern abstract paintings along Concourse B through November.
Judy O'Toole Frame and Mirle Frame exhibit illustrations from their book, Zigzag the Rocking Roadrunner, in Lower Link Gallery through December 14.
Eulalie Brown exhibits Atmospheric Art, a series of acrylic and mixed media collage filled with vibrant color and the exploration of texture and form seen in the TIA Center Gallery between the Southwest and Delta ticket counters. Exhibition extended through October 15.
Select pieces from Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery';s current exhibit, Southwest Observed is on display in Welcome Lounge A, lower level near baggage belt #7 September 3 through October 29.
In the ARTport, TIA's employee art gallery: paintings and drawings by Mary-Katherine Stillwell, along with photographs by Scott Kimble and Jennifer Montgomery.
Call to Artists: TIA Temporary Art Exhibits: The Tucson Airport Authority is seeking proposals for temporary exhibits for the calendar year 2015 in the Upper and Lower Link Galleries at Tucson International Airport, located at 7250 South Tucson Blvd. Artists interested in exhibiting at TIA should send a resume, artist statement, and five to ten labeled images to Temporary Exhibits Program, Tucson Airport Authority, 7005 S. Plumer Ave. Tucson AZ 85756 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry deadline October 31, 2014.
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 email@example.com for more information about any of the Arts & Culture programs.