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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. Currently showing:

Abstract paintings by local artists Carolyn Wayland and Onna Jeanna Voellmer along with metal sculptures by Ariel Diaz Martinez are currently on display in the TIA Upper Link Gallery through November.

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 through October.

A group show, Dark Shadows, with work by local painters Jo Andersen, Lexi Coburn, Norma Galindo and Jessica Shinn is located in the Lower Link Gallery near bag belt #7 through September.

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.

2015 Exhibits Calendar

Program criteria

Application form

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