Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Showcase Art by the Valley’s Finest Artists


Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Showcase Art by the Valley’s Finest Artists

Fresno, CA (June 29, 2017) – Debuting this fall, travelers through Fresno Yosemite International Airport will be greeted by artwork exhibits featuring some of Fresno and the Central Valley’s finest artists.

Artists will be invited to submit artwork in theme with each show. Selected pieces will include paintings, drawings, photography and other mediums. The exhibitions will rotate throughout the year, giving other Valley artists an opportunity to showcase their work at the airport.

The opening exhibit theme “This is Central California” will celebrate the region’s natural beauty, culture and identity. Multiple displays located on the first and second floors near the airline boarding gates will serve as permanent art galleries creating a serene environment for travelers to discover and experience the wonders of the Valley.

“Fresno Yosemite International Airport’s art exhibits will complement the sense of place theme inspired by the region and the airport’s giant Sequoia forest,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle.  “The airport is the perfect venue to provide national and international exposure for our talented art community.  This provides an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work to the more than 1.5 million annual travelers who pass through the terminal.”

Each of the display spaces will be managed by a professional art curator in collaboration with the arts community and will incorporate specialty lighting and installations to authenticate a genuine gallery experience.

Additional details about the debut of “This is Central California” will be available as the exhibits are ready for display.   Artists interested in submitting artwork for consideration should contact Marc Blake, founder of the Central California Conservatory of Visual & Performing Arts at  or 559.251.5152.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently offers Valley passengers daily non-stop flights to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara, 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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