Art at the Airport


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.


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

Art Enhances Learning at Marina Vista Elementary Arts Academy

Through dynamic, engaging learning experiences, the instructors at Marina Vista Elementary Arts Academy strive to ensure that each student will attain the intellectual, social, and personal knowledge to face the challenges of the future. The featured art was made by students that range from Transitional Kindergarten through the 6th Grade. Among many specific art standards, the overall theme was developing an understanding of layers and landscapes.


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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