Changing Exhibits Galleries
Center Gallery- Tubac Center of the Arts
Link Gallery- Modern Media Art and Textiles
Upper Link Gallery- Photography
Welcome Lounge A- Sunnyside School District
Welcome Lounge B- Pima Community College's Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
International Arrivals Gallery- Paintings
ARTport- Airport Employee Art Gallery
Work by: David Andres; Greg Benson; Thomas Philabalm; Rose Johnson; Charlotte Bender
Work by: Thomas Kerrigan; Monica Jost; Michael Berman; Virginia Hall; Charlotte Bender; Gail Marcus-Orlen; Bruce McGrew
Ticketing Center Core
Work by Thomas Philabalm
Work by: Nancy Tokar-Miller; Joyce Septimus; Lynn O'Brien; Elizabeth Frank; Judith D'Agostino; Timothy Archibald; John Davis; Linda Fry-Poverman; Brenda Semanick-Locascio; Barbara Smith; Sue Betanzos
Sue Betanzos, Louise Sepra, William Lesch, David Burckhaulter, Douglas Denniston, Louise Serpa, Lorin Labardee, Vivian Mallette-Hutchins, John Davis
Work by: Sue Betanzos; Louise Sepra; William Lesch; David Burckhaulter; Douglas Denniston; Louise Serpa; Lorin Labardee; Vivian Mallette-Hutchins; John Davis
Concourse A & B
Mosaic Tile Work by Susan Gamble
Rental Car Facility
Work by: John Louder; David Aguirre
Work by: Stephen Fairfield, Patrick Marcus, and Emily Taylor; John Heric; Barbara Gryguitus Page Cotton, and John Moore
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 map and guide was created for airport visitors who have a few extra minutes to tour the art collection and exhibits.
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
2019 Holiday Entertainment Schedule
Monday, December 16 @ 10:30 am; guitarist Jamie O’Brien
Monday, December 16 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm; pianist Harriet Siskin
Tuesday, December 17 @ 10:00 am; Sierra Middle School Concert Band
Tuesday, December 17 @ 6:00 pm; Cross Middle School Jazz Combo
Tuesday, December 17 @ 7:00 pm; Mansfeld Middle School Chorus
Tuesday, December 18 @ 2:00 pm; Palo Verde High School Jubileers
Wednesday, December 18 @ 1:30 pm; Palo Verde High School Jazz Band
Wednesday, December 18 @ 6:00 pm; guitarist Tige Reeve
Thursday, December 19 @ 10:30 am; duo Silk & Soul
Thursday, December 19 @ 11:30 am; Sierra Middle School Mariachi
Thursday, December 19 @ 10:00 am; guitarist Marni Kennedy
Saturday, December 21 @ 6:00 pm; Tucson FilAm Seventh-day Adventist Church Choir
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.