Celebrating 30 years of service to the arts in the Midlands, The Cultural Council is kicking off its anniversary with the launch of Arts at the Airport. Partnering with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the Cultural Council selected artists to participate in rotating exhibition opportunities at the airport. More than 60 Midlands artists plan to participate, displaying their artwork throughout the airport.
“The response to our call for artists was outstanding, and the work presented for consideration was of the highest caliber,” tells Norree Boyd-Wicks, executive director of The Cultural Council.
Eclectic artwork will welcome travelers entering Columbia. The Cultural Council has organized exhibitions in a two-month rotation system. Wall space between the security checkpoint and the food court displays 2-D artwork, and a secured exhibition case positioned at the entrance of the ticketing concourse houses 3-D exhibitions. If a traveler wishes to purchase a piece, The Cultural Council provides the artist’s contact information.
“The arts provide a great introduction to our area. We have such fine artists living here, and exhibiting their work to the traveling public will enhance the travel experience to the traveler and provide exposure to the artist and their work,” says Dan Mann, executive director of the airport. “It is a win-win situation for the public, the airport and the artist community.”
Now, a walk through the airport is transformed into a cultural stroll past the Midlands choicest artwork.