Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

Arts and Exhibitions FAQs

Large Wood Sculptures

Q: Where are the art and exhibitions located?

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
3400 E. Sky Harbor Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 273-2105

  • Terminal 2 lobby, pre-security cases
  • Terminal 3 level 2, Sky Train Station Platform (art floor) and Pedestrian Bridge (art floor)
  • Terminal 4 levels 1, 2, 3; concourses C, D, International Walkway, Sky Train Station Platform (art floor) and Pedestrian Bridges (art glass walls). 
  • East Economy Parking Garages A, B, Sky Train Station Platform (art floor)
  • Operations Center outside

 44th St. and Washington Sky Train Station

  • Ground Floor Atrium (art ceiling) 
  • Pedestrian Bridge linking to the Metro Light Rail (art floor)
  • Station Platform (art floor)

Sky Harbor Rental Car Center
1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Information: (602) 683-3741

  • Rental Car Center lobby, hallways, atriums, outside
  • 24th Street at Buckeye; 24th Street north of Buckeye on east side
  • 16th Street south of Buckeye Road (3 murals)

Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
702 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 869-0975

  • Lobby, restaurant, outside

Phoenix Goodyear Airport
1658 S. Litchfield Road, #104
Goodyear, AZ 85338
(623) 932-1200

  • Lobby, hallway

Q: How large is the Airport’s art collection?

  • The Phoenix Airport Museum collection includes almost 900 works of art in all media.
  • Some examples are ceramic tile and mixed-media murals, metal and ceramic sculptures, photographic and digital prints, acrylic and oil paintings, and fine-art prints using various techniques.
  • The collection includes permanent art installations and portable artworks.

Q: How is art acquired?

  • Art collecting began in the early 1960s with purchases made as terminals were constructed.
  • Most art is still acquired with construction funds.
  • A 1986 Phoenix ordinance authorizes up to one percent of capital improvement projects (construction monies) to be spent on art commissions and purchases.
  • The commissioning/purchasing process is managed by the Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Phoenix Airport Museum staff.

Who chooses the exhibitions?

  • Phoenix Airport Museum staff collaborates with artists, collectors and museums to either bring in existing exhibitions or to create new ones.
  • Exhibitions may consist partly or solely of works from the Airport’s collection.
  • Exhibitions may include aviation history or natural history elements.

Q: How often do the exhibitions change?

  • In general, each exhibition is on view for six months.

Q: Do you have permanent exhibitions that don’t change?

Nothing is ever “permanent” in a dynamic place like Sky Harbor. However, we do have a few exhibitions that are ongoing. They have been on view for several years. Examples are:

  • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport History, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport lobby
  • Phoenix History, Phoenix Sky Harbor Terminal 2, lower concourse hallway
  • Rivets, Radials and Runways, Phoenix Goodyear Airport lobby

Q: When may I see the art?

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor locations: 24 hours daily
  • Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear Airports and Terminal 4 Gallery: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

Q: Who should I contact if I’m interested in purchasing artwork?

  • Artwork from the Phoenix Airport Museum collection is not for sale.
  • Artwork on loan from museums and other institutions is not for sale.
  • Artwork on loan from artists or galleries may be purchased directly from an artist or gallery after the exhibition ends.
  • For specific information, call the Phoenix Airport Museum office, (602) 273- 2744.

Q: What if I need help finding art or exhibitions, or I have other questions?

  • Ask the Information Booth personnel
  • Ask the Navigators (in purple)
  • Check the Airport Web site
  • Call the Phoenix Airport Museum staff at (602) 273-2744