Airport art programs have become an aviation industry standard and play an important role in branding a city’s identity -- as well as visually telling its story to newcomers. The city of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) recognized this need in 1995 when the not-for-profit entity “Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission” was formed.
The program’s intention is to provide a friendly and upbeat distraction, soothe and inspire, and educate visitors regarding the abundant artistic talent and cultural resources available within our seven-county aviation service region.
The JIA Arts Commission and JAA are committed to showing the work of professional fine and emerging artists native to or residing within our community. Its gallery spaces are multipurpose to showcase working artists, historical displays, and also to share our city’s great cultural organizations.
Exhibition spaces include the fine art collection featured within the "Haskell Gallery", rotating fine art and culture displays along the public thoroughfares in Baggage Claim, the Connector Bridge, and in Concourse A and B, as well as the annually rotating cultural organization supportive "Sky Gallery". Adjacent to the main courtyard pre-security, we also now feature a brand new aviation museum spanning from the birth of Aviation in 1878 to the present. Known as the Aviation Gallery, it opened in its entirety to the public at JIA in 2018.
The Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission, JAA, and the many creatives partnering with them each year for the past 24 years work together to make a highly visible and positive first impression of Jacksonville to the 6.5+ million visitors landing on the First Coast each year.
To learn more and submit your artwork to our ongoing and open “Call to Artists”, please visit our website: jiaarts.org