West Palm Beach, Fla: (January 8, 2024) - Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, is excited to announce the date of the Artist Reception for the  exhibition in the PBI Art Gallery. The reception is Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 5:30 pm on the second floor of the Terminal by the Putting Green. Parking is available in the Long Term Garage on Levels 6 and 7.


The show features works by 15 artists who call the Palm Beaches home.  The pieces shine light into darkness, artwork shimmers, shines and sparkles; illuminating the shadows. Centrally located on level two in the atrium near the putting green, the PBI 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 ‘Let There Be Light’ exhibit in the PBI Art Gallery is a great addition,” said Director of Airports Laura Beebe.  “We pride ourselves on an easy, stress-free experience for passengers.  The PBI Art Gallery creates a unique atmosphere travelers and locals appreciate, adding to the pleasure of flying PBI.  We are proud to exhibit artists of The Palm Beaches and are excited to offer this experience to residents and visitors of Palm Beach County.”


Pictured, is some of the artwork currently on exhibition at the PBI Art Gallery.  The “Let There Be Light” exhibition runs through May 14, 2024. The exhibition’s featured photographs, paintings and mixed media works were selected by a Selection Panel including members of Palm Beach County’s Public Art Committee and a representative from PBI. 


 “Featured artworks, and artist stories about the art, are truly inspiring,” said Elayna Toby Singer Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator, and the exhibition’s Curator. “Each piece uniquely interprets the show’s theme, creatively shedding light on life’s diverse experiences and beauty.”


Artists featured include: Sasha Chernyshenko, Gabe Curry, Kris Davis, Ayesha DeLorenzo, Stan Dornfest, Shari Gerson, Stephanie "Alyrical" Gowdy, Anthea Kerou, Cynthia Oakes, Susan Oakes, Jamie Rodriguez, Helga Ruopp, Elle Schorr, Gwenn Seuling, SueAnn Walentuk.


To virtually experience PBI’s Art Gallery visit: https://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/PBIA-Art-Gallery.aspx


Artists interested in receiving “calls to artists” for upcoming airport exhibitions and other Art in Public Places projects can submit their contact information through the Artists’ Registry page of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places website: http://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/Artist-Registry.aspx


About Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is proud to be named the 4th Best Airport in the U.S. Conde Nast 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards and 8th Best Domestic Airport in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2023 World’s Best Awards. Additionally, PBI is 4th Best Medium Size Airport in the 2023 J.D. Power North America Airport Satisfaction Study and ranked “Best in the U.S.” for Shortest Overall TSA Wait Times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, PBI is proud to be South Florida’s close and convenient airport.


The 2019 FDOT Florida Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study shows that Palm Beach International Airport generates more than $5.6 billion to the South Florida economy, both directly and indirectly. PBI serves approximately 7.5 million passengers a year.


Media Contact: Nicole Hughes

Manager, Marketing and Public Information, Palm Beach International Airport