Art at the Airport


Here at the Airport you can experience a variety of rotating art 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 art exhibits are currently on display in our Mezzanine and Youth Galleries.


Grand Gatherings: Monterey County’s Iconic Events

Well known for its bountiful land, scenic coastline and culinary excellence, our county is also home to some of the most highly anticipated events in the world. These gatherings have been attracting visitors for over 50 years – the Rodeo for over 100! We celebrate their  positive impact on all who attend and applaud their continued support of local non-profit organizations.

Featured in this exhibit:

  • Monterey Jazz Festival
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
  • California Rodeo Salinas
  • Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
  • Carmel Bach Festival

Let’s Get Surreal by at Marina Vista Elementary Arts Academy

This exhibit displays work created by 7th and 8th grade advanced art students from John Gutierrez Middle School located in Salinas, California, taught by Art Instructor Ms. Holly Ann Isaac.

This display of student artwork represents an eight-week Surrealism Unit, during which students explored the history of Surrealism and how it can be demonstrated through different forms of art. For each Surrealism project, they noticed a commonality of realistic items in places where they are not typically seen together. 

Art is an integral part of the JGMS learning community. Ms. Isaac tells all her students that even if they don’t pursue art in the future, it is an important life skill to be able to begin a task, do their personal best, and complete the task. She encourages students to walk away from their middle school art experience realizing that anything worth doing, is worth doing right. When students see that they are capable and creative individuals, they build confidence that reaches beyond the art classroom. 


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.”


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