Art + Music in the Airport

Experience a taste of our region’s cultural arts at Asheville Regional Airport. We are proud to be a part of Western North Carolina and our art and music program is designed to showcase some of the creativity that is generated throughout this region. From painters and sculptors to folk musicians and concert pianists, the program gives local artisans a stage (or a wall) on which their art-forms can be appreciated by thousands of travelers, daily. We invite you to enjoy a sample of our local art and music culture before or after your journey.


Art Gallery

The airport’s art gallery is located in the main lobby of the terminal building. The gallery displays rotating, curated exhibits of artwork by local artisans. As you ease through the airport on your journey, to or from, we encourage you to take a moment to enjoy the view from the gallery.

  • Current Exhibit — The Rhythm of Color  on display through October 30, 2015

Check out the article about the exhibit in The Laurel of Asheville>


Buying Artwork — In the gallery, when you find a piece for sale that you just can’t live without, making a purchase is easy. Simply send an email to the contact below, stating the name of the artist, the title of the piece you wish to purchase, and your contact information. Then you will receive a purchase agreement outlining the details of your purchase. It’s that easy.

Alexandra Bradley, Art Gallery Curator


For the Artists

You are a big part of the identity of our region. Whether you display your creativity on a canvas or a stage, in a new idea or in keeping an age old tradition alive, your work enhances the character of our community. If you reside in one of the eleven counties served by AVL and you are interested in having your work exhibited at the airport, please see the instructions below.

  • ART — How to Apply
  1. Read the Art in the Airport Policy
  2. Read the Application Instructions
  3. Download & Complete the Application
  4. Have questions? Check out the FAQs
  • When to Apply — Application Deadline is October 2, 2015
  • Next Gallery Exhibit  — On display November 2015 – February 2016

For more information, please contact:


  • MUSIC — How to Apply
  1. Read the Music in the Airport Policy
  2. Download & Complete the Application
  3. Have questions? Check out the FAQs
  • When to Apply — Currently “rolling admission”
  • Performance Schedule  TBD 

For more information, please contact:

Sounds of the Holidays

Asheville Regional Airport is proud to host talented youths from local schools, choral groups, and musicians from our region each year to celebrate the season. Sounds of the Holidays is a two-week choral event spreading holiday cheer and welcoming travelers to western North Carolina — or back home again! Performance schedules are planned to coincide with flight arrivals and departures, with time for passengers to enjoy the “Sounds of the Holidays.”

  • Sounds of the Holidays — How to Participate

If you are an instructor or lead your school’s music group and would like to participate in the Sounds of the Holidays, please complete the Registration Form

If you are not affiliated with a school group and you or your group wish to participate in the Sounds of the Holidays program please email

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