AVL Unveils Newest Art

Fletcher, NC, July 13, 2009 – Friday marked the opening of the newest Art in the Airport exhibit at Asheville Regional Airport. The show, which runs through October 27, 2009, showcases the artwork of nine local artists.

On display in this exhibit are more than 30 original pieces of artwork, including ceramic sculpture and functional pottery, oil paintings, photography, watercolors and pastels.

“Art in airports is a growing trend – one that was noted by USA Today just this week – and we are pleased to provide a cultural experience for our guests through this program,” says Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Airport Director. “The caliber of artwork on display is outstanding and certainly enriches the aesthetics of the airport and the travel experience of our passengers.”

The Art in the Airport gallery is located on the pre-security side of the airport terminal and is open to the public during the airport’s hours of operation. Artwork can also be found in the Bag Claim area near Guest Services.

Art in the Airport spotlights the work of local artists on a rotating basis, with exhibits lasting approximately 120 days. The application deadline for the next exhibit is October 2, 2009. Interested artists may visit www.flyavl.com or e-mail for more information.