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:
Tucson photographer Cy Lehrer exhibits his first solo show in nearly five years at TIA. Lehrer's recent digital color work will be on display in the airport's Lower Link Gallery through Dec. 31.
David Andres' Sea of Cortez paintings in the TIA Upper Link Gallery.
Now in the TIA Center Gallery, a juried show with members of the Contemporary Astists of Southern Arizona.
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 2014 in the Center, 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. For an application click here or call 520.573.8187 for more information. Entry deadline October 31, 2013.