Fresno Yosemite International Airport Debuts New Arts Lounge with Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Fresno, CA (March 14, 2019) - The Airport’s new arts lounge and art exhibitions, part of the Arts & Culture program, provide a welcoming and relaxing seating area for travelers.  The lounge is configured to offer a comfortable workspace, an area to charge mobile devices or a quiet place to relax and enjoy works of art by Central Valley artists.

The Airport’s Arts & Culture program highlights the many talented artists who call this region home and who showcase various cultural identities and diverse histories through their unique interpretations. Over the past year, the program has grown to include larger works of art, music and a partnership with Spectrum Art Gallery featuring local photographers. Live musical performances by area musicians have been added for special events and to enhance the traveler experience.  Interest from the local arts community has been strong drawing more artists and musicians wanting to be part of the Airport’s program.

“As the Airport enters the second year of the Arts & Culture program, we are pleased to be able to add the arts lounge to complement the exhibitions and to offer a friendly airport environment for travelers,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle.

Featured Artists

Leslie Batty’s exhibition features her large scale works including a painting of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Ms. Batty has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Galerie Métanoïa in Paris, France and a recent solo exhibition at Adler & Co Gallery in San Francisco.

The Spectrum Photograph Gallery features “Projections” by John Moses, a series of photography images blending iconic films with ghostly images from some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed films.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport - Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently offers Valley passengers daily nonstop flights to Chicago (Seasonal - Returns March 31, 2019), Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara and Morelia, Mexico on domestic and international carriers.  Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International Airport or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.

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