The following message is an announcement from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friends of Phoenix Public Art, a non-profit organization promoting greater awareness of the Phoenix Public Art Program, will host an artist-guided tour of award-winning artworks at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Saturday April 29. The event will feature Phoenix artists Anne Coe, Fausto Fernandez, Daniel Mayer, Janelle Stanley and artisans from Advance Terrazzo, who created terrazzo floors and stained glass murals for the PHX Sky Train. The tour will offer behind-the-scenes insights about the Sky Train’s artworks, and the Phoenix Airport Museum extraordinary exhibition program and art collection, including the historic Paul Coze mural in Terminal 2.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. in the PHX Sky Train station at 44th Street and Washington and concludes at 2 p.m. Reservations and tickets are available via EventBrite.
The $75 fee includes lunch and donation to Friends of Phoenix Public Art. For more information go to www.facebook.com/FriendsofPhoenixPublicArt.
Parking will be available at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station.
The PHX Sky Train features six major works of public art. The four large-scale terrazzo floors at the 44th Street, East Economy Lot and Terminal 4 Sky Train stations, and the 44th Street pedestrian bridge to Valley Metro light rail received the prestigious “Job of the Year” award from the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association in 2013. The Terminal 3 station and bridge terrazzo floors received the 2015 “Job of the Year” award from the NTMA.
About Friends of Phoenix Public Art
Founded in 2015, Friends of Phoenix Public Art has a mission to support the maintenance and restoration of the Public Art collection of the City of Phoenix through fundraising, education, and advocacy. Through public outreach, Friends of Phoenix Public Art builds a sense of ownership of the art that enriches our community. For more information visit friendsofphoenixpublicart.org or follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendsofPhoenixPublicArt.
About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985, works to foster a sense of cultural identity, celebrate diversity and ensure an outstanding quality of community life. The Public Art Program was established in 1986 to improve the design of the city’s buildings, spaces and infrastructure. For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit phoenix.gov/arts or call 602-262-4637. Follow the Office on Facebook: www.facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture and Twitter @phxarts_culture.