San Diego International Airport (SAN) announces new, free guided tours of the arts on display at SAN. The tours are an offering of the Airport’s Arts Program, which makes public art, exhibitions, and performances accessible to passengers, visitors and residents of San Diego. Community or school groups as well as individuals are invited to sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour to learn fascinating insights about art in the airport.
“Through the airport’s Arts Program, we feature a collection of diverse visual and performing arts offerings that provide a cultural and local enriching experience,” said Kim Becker, President and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “We hope the opportunity to view these different forms art in an airport setting will intrigue the general public as much as it does our more than 65,000 daily passengers.”
The 90-minute guided tour is led by trained volunteer Arts Ambassadors who journey through a number of pre-security screening areas and share information on the artists and artistic processes behind the works of art. The tours are scheduled quarterly on the first Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the month, however the timing and frequency of offerings are subject to change. Free parking is provided and the tour starting point, Terminal 2 West international arrivals lobby, is easily accessible via public transit. Each tour can accommodate up to 20 participants and reservations are required. For more information and to register, please visit arts.san.org and select tours from the “Contact” menu option.
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San Diego International Airport (SAN) offers nonstop service to about 70 destinations in the continental U.S., Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada. In operation since 1928, the airport celebrated more than 90 years of service to the San Diego region in 2018. The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has managed the airport since 2003. The Airport Authority plans for and provides air transportation services to the region with safe, effective facilities that exceed customer expectations.