Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Benefits from Fantastic New Director of Arts

Airport Foundation MSP, which manages the arts and culture program at MSP International Airport, hired Ben Owen as the program’s new director this past summer. Ben hit the ground running with many exhibits and projects already in the works, including their annual National Arts Program exhibit which is in its eighth year. Having more than 10 years of experience in public art management for statewide public art agencies, Ben was an ideal fit for managing both the NAP exhibit and the many other arts and music programs that are ongoing at the Airport. 
The NAP showcase at MSP Airport had waned somewhat in participation over the past few years, but Ben changed all that. His positive energy and hard work brought about a huge increase in artist participation. Fifty percent increase to be exact! A total of 150 pieces of employee and family art are currently proudly displayed in Concourse C of the MSP Airport. 
They hosted the opening awards reception for the show on the evening of Friday, December 7th and it was a huge success. More than 200 people attended and everyone had a wonderful time celebrating MSP’s creative community.
We are grateful to have such a dedicated and attentive coordinator at the helm for the NAP exhibits at MSP Airport and can’t wait to see what the future has in store!