To mark the 20th anniversary of its locally-curated art program, Philadelphia International Airport asked 20 local artists to transform one previously art-free area of the airport into a colorful installation.
The artists used used yarn, fabric, felt, found objects, tape, paint and vinyl and applied their work to the ceiling tiles, columns, rocking chairs, walls, walkway and windows. Now this part of Terminal A-East is an immersive and experiential art-filled passageway.
“The artists responded to the existing architectural elements – even the furnishings and planters – to create an unexpected visual experience and an engaging space for people to pass through,” said Leah Douglas, PHL’s director of exhibtions. “It is a form of urban interventionism where art activates the built environment with the intention to see a public space in a new and creative way.”
“It’s a Wrap: 20 for 20” will remain on site through February 2019.
Find out more about the wide array of art exhibits at PHL Airport online and take a look a some of the other art pieces created just for this art installation below.