Creativity takes flight at Palm Beach International Airport with launch of new Art Gallery
West Palm Beach, Fla: November 15, 2019- Palm Beach International Airport, in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, is excited to announce the grand opening of its new Art Gallery.
The new art gallery space boasts enhanced exhibition walls and lighting to better showcase artworks by 15 artists who call the Palm Beaches home. Exhibitions change three times a year. In addition, starting in January, video interviews with featured artists will play on continuous loop at the Art Gallery and air as “Creativity Takes Flight” on Palm Beach County’s TV Station, Channel 20, with clips shared via social media. Centrally located on level 2 in the atrium near the putting green, the Art Gallery’s pre-security location encourages passengers and locals to stop by to discover unique artistic expressions by locally and internationally renowned artists.
“Our passengers love our amenities and the launch of the new Art Gallery is great addition,” said Director of Airports Laura Beebe. “Traveling can be hectic, but we pride ourselves on an easy, laid-back experience. The Art Gallery creates a homey feeling that travelers and locals appreciate, adding to the pleasure of flying PBI. We are proud to exhibit artists of The Palm Beaches and excited to offer this experience to residents and visitors of Palm Beach County.”
The inaugural exhibition’s theme, “Artfully Discovering The Palm Beaches”, highlights the diverse beauty there is to discover throughout Palm Beach County. The first exhibition runs December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020. Curator and Artist Nichole Hickey will be the show’s guest judge. Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator, is the Airport Art Gallery’s Curator.
The Artists Reception will be held February 20, 2020 from 5:30pm-7pm, and the public is invited to meet the artists, enjoy live music and refreshments. Complimentary parking is offered to reception attendees in the Short Term Parking Lot, excluding SunPass.
“As a major gateway to The Palm Beaches, PBI’s Art Gallery offers a uniquely artful welcome that beckons visitors and residents to explore Palm Beach County’s engaging artful places and happenings. I’m super excited about The Art Gallery’s new video element presenting personal behind the scenes perspectives from artists about creative process, what inspires them, and other interesting insights into making art with varying materials, techniques and styles. As I like to say, “Every artwork has a story, and every artist a story to tell.” Last, but certainly not least, the Art Gallery at PBI supports the local creative economy every time exhibiting artists sell their work, which happily, is a regular occurrence,” said Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator.
For Call to Artists details CLICK HERE or visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/Calls-to-Artists.aspx. Application deadline is December 2, 2019.
About the Art Gallery at Palm Beach International Airport
Located prior to security on level two in the main terminal, the Art Gallery gives local artists a place to connect with and be appreciated by thousands of travelers daily. The carefully curated exhibitions rotate every 4 months. Our mission is to elevate the visitor experience by providing an easy, stress-free atmosphere with the conveniences and feel of a small town airport. The presentation of artwork created by artists locally based offers visitors a taste of the impressive cultural arts that make The Palm Beaches unique.
About Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
FDOT released its updated Florida Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study, a project that started in October 2016. This report shows that Palm Beach International Airport generates more than $5.6 billion to the South Florida economy, both directly and indirectly. Palm Beach International Airport serves over 6.7 million passengers annually and offers over 200 nonstop flights daily. Palm Beach International Airport is proud to be named the 8th Best Airport in the U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards and 8th Best Domestic Airport in Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2019 World's Best Awards. Palm Beach International Airport was recently named Fifth Best Medium Airport in the 2019 J.D. Power North America Airport Satisfaction Survey and ranked Best in the U.S. for Shortest Overall TSA Wait Times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. PBI has been recognized by Travel + Leisure, tripadvisor, Conde Nast Traveler, MissTravel, and Fox News for convenience, hospitality and amenities.
About Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Program
The mission of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places Program is to provide art that complements public buildings, parks and plazas; create a sense of place; enhance community identity; improve the design quality of public infrastructure; and contribute to the mission of county departments where public art projects are sited. The Program is managed by the Facilities Development & Operations Department of Palm Beach County. When Artists are part of Palm Beach County projects, public spaces, buildings and streetscapes are enriched for all to enjoy. We invite you to experience these unique places in person, or through a virtual tour on our website.
Palm Beach International Airport
Director, Airports Marketing
Palm Beach County Dept. of Airports
Tel: (561) 471-7467