The artists and their work
Indianapolis believes in creating a climate in which art and culture thrives and is woven throughout the fabric of the city. And, like other airports in major metropolitan cities in the U.S. and abroad, Indianapolis International Airport features an array of permanent works specially commissioned for the space they occupy.
Currently there are 36 permanent pieces in the Indianapolis Airport Authority's collection created by 17 artists and six poets, several of whom reside in Indiana or have Indiana ties, including:
- Arlon & Mary Jo Bayliss
- Dale Enochs
- James Wille Faust*
- Greg Hull
- Nhat Tran
- Lynn Basa
- Tom Torleumke
* Faust's "Chrysalis" piece is not currently on display but remains part of the airport art collection.
As a whole, the artists have an array of backgrounds and experience in creating public art. Their works, although seemingly disparate, all share similar themes—those of flight, nature, changing seasons, and unique features of central Indiana culture.
Comprising an array of artistic media, techniques, and talents, the airport's permanent art collection serves as a visual gateway to the City of Indianapolis, introducing the city's history and heritage to visitors of all ages and background.
- For artist names, the titles of their works, location of art in the terminal, and photos, please explore the interactive art map in the Maps & Directions section. You may also want to download the Guide to Airport Art (PDF) brochure; printed copies are available at Guest Services.
Tours of the airport's permanent collection
At this time, the Indianapolis Airport Authority does not offer formal, guided tours related to the airport's art. Those interested in viewing specific artworks in public areas of the airport (i.e., those not in secure areas requiring a ticket and boarding pass) are welcome to do so at their leisure. If you have questions, please contact Guest Services at 317.487.7243.