I’m not easily impressed but impressed I was during my tour of the San Diego Airport with the Rising Arts Leaders. I knew there was a nice program in place for public art at the SD Airport but after taking a relative to the airport months ago, I left underwhelmed by what I thought was it. I was wrong! Art is on the ceilings, i
We got a taste of what goes into the making of a public arts program and it was inspiring. The program looks to incorporate art from every angle in order to create a wonderful experience for those traveling into and out of the San Diego Airport. We saw completed projects in the new Terminal 2 and also a few projects in progress of being completed. Locals can see many of the pieces because they are pre-security. I love Joan Irving’s Sunlight Juxtaposed piece. For the travelers that get to go through security like we did to see the pieces in Terminal 2, look for the awesome light piece called The Journey by Jim Campbell.n the bathrooms, intermingled with the architecture and sprinkled outside the terminals, in the terminals and past security. Art is EVERYWHERE.
The program includes permanent pieces and temporary installations involving organizations like The New Children’s Museum in San Diego. It also includes performances and that’s just so cool coming from a place that has a connotation of stress (hello, security?).
Public art is wonderful and I’m so happy the airport sees the importance of improving the San Diego experience for both visitors and locals. And, yes,
I felt like a big shot going past security with our caretakers/babysitters to see everything!
This blog post was submitted by Pia Piscitelli Chief Wanderer at The Wanderer Guides: Your Go-To Resource for San Diego Culture. Find them at www.sandiegoisawesome.com