The Airport Arts Program, overseen by the five member Airport Arts Commission, presents museum-quality exhibitions in the Riley Terminal, provides periodic special programs in conjunction with the exhibitions and sponsors a countywide Annual Student Art Contest/Exhibition. (View information on the John Wayne Airport Arts Commission...)
FLIGHT OF IDEAS
A large scale three-dimensional sculpture that is installed above the baggage carousels in Terminal C. The sculpture is composed of 21 aluminum birds with wing spans ranging in size from three feet to 14 feet suspended on an "S" shaped structure 100 feet long. Created from aluminum and polycarbonate Plexiglas, the wings of the birds display enlarged portions of multi-colored aeronautical charts. John Wayne Airport commissioned the artist Beth Nybeck of Kansas City, Missouri to create this art work for the new Terminal C.
Location: Above the baggage carousels in Terminal C
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THE VI SMITH CONCOURSE GALLERY
ORANGE COUNTY FAIR: FAIR PLAY
In commemoration of the Orange County Fair’s 125th anniversary, travelers can explore 125-years of Fair history and memorable moments in the Fair Play exhibition.
View press release | Orange County Fair website
Location: Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2 through 5 in Terminal A, Gates 18 through 21 in Terminal C and in the free standing cases near Gate 14.
Schedule: July 15, 2015 through December 2, 2015
Olivia Orange and Tadpole interacting with passengers at the reception
Polynesian entertainment during the reception
Guests admiring the chicks and rabbit
Fair Play exhibit in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery in Riley Terminal C
A passenger viewing the Fair Play exhibit in Riley Terminal C
Petting Zoos & Farm Animals
ORANGE COUNTY: DESTINATION ART & CULTURE
Irvine Barclay Theatre: Wit, Style, Power, Grace
In commemoration of the Irvine Barclay Theatre's 25th anniversary, visitors and residents can explore the Wit, Style, Power, Grace exhibition.
View press release | Irvine Barclay Theatre website
Location: Pedestrian walkway connecting Terminals B and C (pre-security)
Schedule: March 15, 2015 through January 2016
Flamenco Shawl, Flamenco Fan & Shoes
Irvine Barclay Theatre Exhibition
Irvine Barclay Theatre Exhibition
COMMUNITY FOCUS SPACE PROGRAM
The Community Focus Space Program features exhibitions by Orange County artists and local community organizations.
Sherry Marger, Painter
A collection of Sherry Marger's landscape paintings entitled 'Destination Art' is on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Community Focus Space Program.
View press release | Website
Location: Terminal A on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening entrance and on the Arrival (lower) Level near Baggage Carousel 1; Terminal B on the Departure (upper) Level, near the security screening entrance and on the Arrival (lower) Level near Baggage Carousel 4; Terminal C on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening entrance.
Schedule: September 17, 2015 through October 15, 2015
Covered Bridge to the Past
26TH ANNUAL JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT STUDENT ART CONTEST
The 26th Annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest is part of the International Aviation Art Contest. JWA winning entries go on to compete at the State, National and International level. Artworks that best depict this year's contest theme are selected for exhibition and prizes. Orange County has produced winners at the International Level for many years. The contest is open to all Orange County public and private school students in grades kindergarten through 12.
Theme: Airsports in Harmony with Nature
Entry Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Any Orange County Public Library Branch or library branch in the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Placentia, Santa Ana and Yorba Linda.