Art + Music

Western North Carolina is full of talented people, from sculptors and painters to pianists and folk musicians. At AVL, we like to show off some of that creativity by displaying artwork in our own mini-gallery and throughout the terminal, and by featuring musical performances.  

Art in the Airport

Art in the Airport showcases the work of local artists on a rotating basis. Since the gallery opened in June, 2007, we’ve displayed the artwork of more than 150 artists. We invite you to visit the airport and enjoy the exhibit!

Buying Artwork

If you find something for sale in the gallery you just can’t live without, it’s easy to make a purchase, and you can pick up your treasure or have it shipped to you as soon as the exhibit ends. Contact for more information.

How to Apply

The deadline for the next exhibit is Friday, May 22, 2015. Please email if interested.

Interested in getting your artwork into the airport gallery? A few simple steps will get you started:

  1. Read the Art in the Airport Policy (PDF)
  2. Download the Printable Application (PDF) and Instructions (PDF)
  3. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ section for answers

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Music in the Airport

We love music so much we went out and bought a piano! Now we welcome musicians from all over Western North Carolina to apply for an opportunity to perform for passengers at AVL.

We’ve also enjoyed performances by talented folk musicians and guitarists.

How to Apply

Are you a musician, or do you know someone who might like to perform at AVL? Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Read the Music in the Airport Policy (PDF)
  2. Download the Application (PDF)
  3. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ section for answers


Asheville Regional Airport is proud to host talented youths from local schools of 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.”

The registration deadline is  November 20, 2015.

If you lead your school's music group and would like to apply to be part of Sounds of the Holidays, please download the Sounds of the Holidays registration form or email with questions.