FLETCHER, NC – The Art in the Airport program at Asheville Regional Airport is celebrating three years of showcasing the creative talents of Western North Carolina artists. A new collection of artwork was opened to the public Friday, marking the twelfth exhibit for the program.
Art in the Airport was inaugurated in June, 2007, with the mission to display local artwork in a premiere gallery space for the purposes of enhancing the passenger experience and promoting regional talent. Since that time, more than 100 artists have been selected to participate.
“The success of Art in the Airport can be measured by the positive feedback we receive, not only from passengers, but from the local art community as well,” says Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Airport Director. “The gallery welcomes visitors to Western North Carolina by giving them a small taste of the creative culture that exists here. 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 found in the baggage carousel cases near Guest Services.