Entry Deadline: March 22, 2024
The Des Moines International Airport and the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation seek artists / artist teams living and working in Iowa to create artworks for an exterior site of the new Des Moines International Airport Terminal, which will open in 2026. The $445.4 million terminal will double the capacity of the current terminal, boosting central Iowa’s economic development.
The Des Moines International Airport was established in 1933. The terminal that is still in use today was built in 1948 and sees over 3 million travelers a year, serving as the gateway to Iowa, America’s Heartland. Iowa is known for its openness: open minds, open lands, and open skies. Through this new terminal project, the Des Moines International Airport will increase air service and accommodation by an estimated 1 million travelers. The highly visible spaces in the new terminal provide the opportunity for expansive and engaging installations.
The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation will oversee the artist selection and installation processes. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is a non-profit organization that places art in increasing numbers of visible public spaces through public-private collaborations and partnerships. We educate and engage the community in an awareness and understanding of public art identity and culture.
The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is a catalyst for outstanding public art projects with the power to inspire people who reside in, work in, and visit Greater Des Moines, and to shape a fair and just community. With our priorities, we seek to be a world-class destination for transformative public art.
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