Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has approved the winning proposals for five new public art opportunities as part of Memphis International Airport’s modernized Concourse B, which is scheduled to open in 2021. The MSCAA Board of Commissioners’ Ad Hoc Art Committee approved the selections today, which were recommended by a selection committee led by the UrbanArt Commission (UAC). All of submissions are led by local artists.
In February, UAC released three Calls to Artists for five new permanent artworks including a $350,000 suspended sculpture project for the Southeast Concourse, a $125,000 wall-bound artwork at the security checkpoint, and three $15,000 design-only opportunities for glass artworks at waiting areas throughout the Concourse. UAC received a total of 239 artist submissions for the five projects.