The work of more than 100 local artists has been displayed for air travelers at the Asheville Regional Airport during the three-year period since the “Art in the Airport” program began. A new collection of local work went up this past Friday in conjunction with the program’s anniversary. This is the 12th exhibit since the program began in June 2007, with each show remaining up 120 days before rotating out.
“The gallery welcomes visitors to Western North Carolina by giving them a small taste of the creative culture that exists here,” explained airport Director Lew Bleiweis. “It’s enriching for everyone – artists, travelers, and area art enthusiasts.”
The new show features seven artists and 33 pieces of art, including photography, clay sculpture, and found-object construction.
The Art in the Airport gallery is located on the pre-security side of the airport terminal and is open to the public during airport operating hours. Artwork can also be seen in the baggage carousel cases near Guest Services.
The application deadline for the next exhibit is September 10. Interested artists should visit www.flyavl.com or e-mail email@example.com for more information.