Visitors to PTI may notice that there are some new and interesting art pieces on display at the airport. What some visitors to the airport may not know is that PTI has a dedicated art program that has been around since 2015. The PTI Art Master Plan creates a set of guidelines for the airport to include art, both permanent and temporary, in the facility for the enjoyment of both passengers and patrons. The projects featured in the airport include two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces (like paintings and sculptures), temporary exhibitions, and performing art. Art can be found both inside and outside of the terminal. The goal of this program is to capture and convey the diversity, creativity, and history of the region through public art, as a means to welcome visitors to the airport and honor the community. It also encourages strategic partnerships with corporations, foundations, cultural and educational institutions, and individual artists in the Piedmont Triad. Click HERE to read more about the PTI Art Master Plan.

Featured artwork is selected by the Airport Public Art Advisory Committee (APAC). This committee includes members from each of the major cities in the Piedmont Region from arts-oriented groups, as well as members of the Airport Authority staff.  A “Call to Artists” is posted by the airport every year to allow Piedmont Triad artists to submit their work for consideration.

PTI’s public art program highlights the work of North Carolina artists – especially those from the Piedmont Triad area! We want everyone who visits the airport to have a sense of what our community is all about.

Cheryl Stewart

Public Art Consultant

Many of the art pieces in the terminal are changed out annually, typically during the summer season. This allows the program to showcase a wide variety of artists over time.  A self-guided Art Walking Tour is available for visitors who wish to see the pieces that are currently being featured. This tour may be found at https://flyfrompti.com/art-walking-tour/ . The tour will be updated with all of this year’s new pieces as they are installed over the next couple of months.

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