Art at the Airport

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Here at the Airport you can experience a variety of rotating exhibits and new and innovative public art displays that celebrate the beauty, spirit and great creativity of the Central Coast. Scroll through the information below to see which exhibits are currently on display in our Mezzanine and Youth Galleries.

Current Exhibits

MEZZANINE GALLERY

From the Ground Up: How Monterey County Feeds the World

It’s estimated by the year 2050 food production must double in order to feed our growing global population. Monterey County’s  growers, producers, shippers and farm workforce are well aware of this challenge. Through decades of vision, innovation and just plain “hard work,” they have provided fresh produce to help feed, not only our local population, but the entire nation and the world.

This exhibit, presented by the Monterey Regional Airport Art at the Airport program with assistance from the Monterey County Farm Bureau, showcases the history, processes and technology that are part of our county’s amazing agriculture sector.

Mezzanine Gallery - Fall 2021 - From the Ground UpMezzanine Gallery - Fall 2021 - From the Ground UpMezzanine Gallery - Fall 2021 - From the Ground Up

YOUTH GALLERY

Shifting Perspectives by Students of Marina High School

“Can we predict what life will look like 30 years from now?”

In January of this year, Marina High School Artists were tasked with exploring this question while also showing an understanding   of “line, value and perspective” in their work. Their results provide profound insight into the minds of our younger generations and the directions in which they see us heading. In light of the pandemic, their visions of the future are even more thought-provoking and should elicit concern for our shared destiny.

Art Instructors: Jen Shayani and Bonnie Sorsby

NOTE: The Youth Gallery has been taken down in preparation for the next installation. Stay tuned for the next exhibit.
Youth Gallery - Spring 2020 - Marina High School - Shifting PerspectivesYouth Gallery - Spring 2020 - Marina High School - Shifting PerspectivesYouth Gallery - Spring 2020 - Marina High School - Shifting Perspectives

STANDING EXHIBIT

Against the Odds: Pioneering Women of Monterey County

Whether labeled “hell on wheels,” “pillars of the community” or “agents of change”, the energy, wisdom, and courage of the women featured in this exhibition were forces to be reckoned with during their lifetimes. Their accomplishments and contributions to the betterment of Monterey County communities underlie countless local ordinances, institutions, and civic benefits that we take for granted today.

This exhibit scratches the surface in presenting a glimpse of the many prominent women who have contributed to Monterey County’s rich history. We hope their stories will inspire today’s women in pursuing their dreams and goals, and will encourage families to preserve photos, documents and mementos of their own “pioneer women.”

Standing Exhibit - Pioneering Women of Monterey CountyStanding Exhibit - Pioneering Women of Monterey CountyStanding Exhibit - Pioneering Women of Monterey County

PASTS ART GALLERIES AND EVENTS