Public Art on the Flight Deck

Public art at Charlotte Douglas International Airport enhances the passenger experience while promoting the Charlotte region.

Postcards From North Carolina (2007) by Béatrice CoronArts & Science Council

Postcards from North Carolina

The artwork displays the “must-see” of the state, including the Charlotte skyline, the mountains and seascape scenes.

Postcards From North Carolina (2007) by Béatrice CoronArts & Science Council

“Postcards from North Carolina,” a series of six murals in cut aluminum, can be seen from the escalators between ticketing and baggage claim.

Postcards From North Carolina (2007) by Béatrice CoronArts & Science Council

The North Carolina mountains are one of the “must-see” features of the state featured in the artwork.

Postcards From North Carolina (2007) by Béatrice CoronArts & Science Council

Beautiful scenes and features of North Carolina mountains are captured throughout the artwork.

Journey 1 (2019) by Ráed Al-RawiArts & Science Council

Airport Murals

Works by Charlotte artists are featured at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Connections (2019) by Ben PremeauxArts & Science Council

Ben Premeaux's work experiments with optical illusions and “impossible” perspectival views to provoke a sense of wonder and questioning of the world in which we live

Honoring All Teachers (2019) by Nellie AshfordArts & Science Council

Nellie Ashford is a self-taught folk artist. Much of the cloth used to dress the people in her work reflects real-life experiences.

Walk Together Children (2019) by Nellie AshfordArts & Science Council

Much of Nellie Ashford's work is rooted in memories of life as experienced by Charlotte’s African-American community during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation in the American South.

Texture of Time In Flight (2019) by Jonathan GrauelArts & Science Council

Jonathan Grauel found inspiration in the region’s textile and stock car racing legacies for his airport murals.

Playful Race of Life Patterns (2019) by Jonathan GrauelArts & Science Council

Symbolic reminders such as yarn spindles, smoke stakes, textile mill machinery and race cars are whimsically placed in the villages Jonathan Grauel created in his murals.

We are All on the Same Plane by Nico Amortegui and 2019Arts & Science Council

Charlotte artist Nico Amortegui's airport murals are a celebration of women.

Queen of the Catawba (2019) by Nico AmorteguiArts & Science Council

“It’s amazing just to have more art,” Amortegui told Charlotte Observer. “That’s the biggest thing, to have it in an airport which is so busy. Sometimes it helps to break through the craziness.”

Journey 1 (2019) by Ráed Al-RawiArts & Science Council

“The whimsical theme I chose is to give a simple smile to the busy travelers and perhaps a moment to mesmerize,” Charlotte artist Ráed Al-Rawi said.

Journey 2 (2019) by Ráed Al-RawiArts & Science Council

“Traveling is... also traveling in our mind and thoughts,” Ráed Al-Rawi said. “I consider it as our journey in life (with) the imagination of flying creatures representing freedom from gravity.”

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