The 20th Art in the Airport exhibit at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) has unveiled lots of bright colors and textures to please any passerby. Now through mid-May, a collection of paintings, paper art and turned wood will grace AVL’s art gallery, located in the main lobby area in the terminal.
The 20th exhibit features seven different artists from the Western North Carolina region specializing in different art forms. There are more than 50 pieces of art featured. Some unique pieces include carefully crafted paper sculptures, magnolia seedpod necklaces and bronze-sculpted bonsai trees near the baggage claim area.
“We continue to see this program grow with each show and gain more attention from local artists,” said Tina Kinsey, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at AVL. “We love being able to display local art our passengers can enjoy while also showcasing an important piece of Western North Carolina’s culture.”
Pieces can be purchased from the gallery by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists who reside in any of the eleven counties within AVL’s primary service market may apply for acceptance into upcoming exhibits. Details about the program, including application instructions, can be found on the airport’s website.