Changing Exhibits Galleries
Center Gallery- Stephen Romaniello's "Familiar Faces" large portrait series
Link Gallery- Fred Hood's "Felidea" wild cat photographic series
Upper Link Gallery- Amy Beth Novelli's large and small abstract Encaustics
Welcome Lounge A- Arizona's National Parks
Welcome Lounge B- Tucson Barrio Painters' "The Heartbeat of Tucson" exhibition
Welcome Lounge B- Pima Community College's Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
International Arrivals Gallery- Shelley Kirkwood's foraged plants from the Sonoran Desert photographic series
ARTport- Airport Employee Art Gallery
Work by: David Andres; Charlotte Bender; Michael; Berman; Simon Donovan; Ka Fisher; Rose Johnson; Barbara Jo McLaughlin; Judy Miller; Nancy Tokar-Miller; Thomas Philabalm; Chris Tanz, Paul Edwards and Vitas Sakalas
Work by: Greg Benson; Michael Berman; Simon Donovan; Luis Jimenez; Thomas Kerrigan; Virginia Hall; Gail Marcus-Orlen; Bruce McGrew; Howard Post; and Monica Velice-Jost
Ticketing Center Core
Work by David Andres; Stephen Farley; Ken Figueredo; Cynthia Miller; Joe Pagac; and Thomas Philabalm
Work by: Timothy Archibald; Sue Betanzos; Johna Cronk; Judith D'Agostino; John Davis; Simon Donovan; Elizabeth Frank; Kathy Krucker; Judy Miller; Linda Fry-Poverman; Lynn O'Brien; Brenda Semanick-Locascio; Barbara Smith; Joyce Septimus; and Nancy Tokar-Miller
Work by: David Andres; Sue Betanzos; David Burckhaulter; John Davis; Douglas Denniston; Timothy Diggles; Lorin Labardee; William Lesch; Vivian Mallette-Hutchins; and Louise Sepra
Work by: Charlotte Bender; Jack Dykinga; Paul Jaffe; Jeff Jonczyk; William Lesch; Ray Manley; Thomas Rossi; Barbara Smith; and Catharine Woodin
Concourse A & B
Work by: Susan Gamble; Barbara Rogers
Rental Car Facility
Work by: David Aguirre; and John Louder
Work by: Stephen Fairfield, Patrick Marcus, and Emily Taylor; Barbara Gryguitus Page Cotton, and John Moore; and John Heric
In 1987 the Tucson Airport Authority Board of Directors made a commitment to acquire art for the airport. Now more than 100 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.
Integrating art into the terminal structure is a component of the program. As part of the terminal expansion, art walls at the security checkpoints, on the baggage belts, and at the restrooms entrances feature original work from Arizona artists. Other sculptural art has also been integrated throughout the terminal complex.
This Art In The Airport guide was created for airport visitors who have a few extra minutes to tour the art collection and changing exhibitions.
In 1991 the airport initiated a temporary art exhibition program to enhance the traveling public’s experience by creating a memorable environment that promotes southern Arizona’s unique artistic and cultural heritage. Today the program boasts five galleries where displays are rotated throughout the year.
Artists and nonprofit organizations in southern Arizona and northern Mexico wishing to display art at TUS can apply with our online system. Just click the Artist Interest Form button below. Or see 2021 temp exhibit criteria and form for instructions to mail/email applications. The deadline for 2021 applications is October 31, 2020.
In 2007 the airport launched a performing arts program for individuals and groups to provide a cultural experience for our traveling public, meeters/greeters and employees at the airport.
Local performers are encouraged to participate. Live@TUS performing arts program- criteria and form
TUS Art Contest- Art opportunity for local high school students
The Tucson Airport Authority is proud to announce its first-ever juried art competition open to high school students in southern Arizona. Original artwork from finalists will be on exhibit at the Tucson International Airport for four months at the end of 2020; September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded.