​​​Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Public Art​


​Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the US, hosting over 40 million travellers each year.  It is also home to the Phoenix Airport Museum which is one of the country's largest airport art collections. The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture's Public Art Program continues to grow this program by commissioning site specific public art pieces integrated into the capital improvement projects at Sky Harbor. 

Here are a few recently completed works that are a part of the Terminal 3 Renovation and some upcoming projects just beginning at Terminal 4.

You can learn more about the Phoenix Airport Museum Collection here.


Right: The Terminal 3 North Concourse Bridge will be a complete renovation of the traveler's experience. focusing their attention on the western horizon through the 300' long art wall made up of over 700 hex cells and translucent glass.  Each cell will act as an aperture, reflecting and enhancing the viewer's experience of the captivating Arizona sunlight.

 Terminal 3 North Concourse Bridge

​Artist, James Carpenter Design Associates

Project Phase: Construction

Expected Completion: Spring 2020

 Terminal 3 East Atrium

The Aviators

Artist, Donald Lipski

Welcoming travelers to Phoenix's John S. McCain Terminal 3 are The Aviators. The stainless steel frames with fully functioning hinges and nosepads weigh over 2,000 lbs and are over 25' wide. The mirrored lenses provide a unique perspective on the space and remind you that its a little bright outside, so don't forget your shades!

photo by Matt Winquist

 Terminal 3 South Concourse Bridge

Light, Love, Life​

Artist, Teresa Villegas​

Celebrating the magical light, colors, and elongated shadows of AZ landscapes at sunrise and sunset, the bridge to the South Concourse is made of 13 vibrant terrazzo colors combined with sparkling shells, mirror, and glass aggregates. The floor’s detailed patterns and shapes were designed not to be seen at once, but gradually, at the pace of a leisurely walk across the bridge.

 Terminal 3 West Atrium Sculpture Garden

Turning Point

Artist, Micheal Anderson​

3 new sculptures by AZ Artists were selected to enhance this uniquely AZ Southwestern outdoor plaza featuring desert plants and trees. Patricia Sannit's Protean is also installed on the Plaza, and Mitch Fry's Completing the Circle will be located just inside the doors of the Terminal. Three sculptures from the existing collection were also relocated to the plaza to complete the sculpture garden experience.


 Terminal 4 New Concourse

Coming Soon!

A future concourse being constructed off the south west corner of Terminal 3 will feature new original work by artists in the Connector Bridge and Atrium Spaces creating a calming transition for passengers as they progress from the Security Checkpoint to the boarding gates.

This project is currently in the artist selection phase and will begin design in Summer 2019.