MSP Creates 2020: Airport Community's Impressive Talents are on Display

Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport opened their 10th Anniversary National Arts Program Exhibit on December 18th, 2020 and the incredible collection of art will remain on display for all to enjoy through June 4th this year. Their show, MSP Creates 2020, included 134 spectacular and diverse works from across their airport community. MSP employees, volunteers, retirees, and their family members were all invited to participate, and the art was once again beautifully displayed in the Thomson Reuters Concourse C Art Gallery in Terminal 1.

Ben Owen, Director of Arts@MSP and Sam Fuentes, Exhibitions Coordinator for Arts@MSP have taken the MSP National Arts Program Exhibit to new heights by thoughtfully curating the showcase and included beautiful signage which makes for an impressive display. With the challenges of the pandemic and limitations on gatherings they also chose to produce a virtual awards announcement video. The video was a wonderful way to honor the artists and recognize their talents.

Brian Ryks, Executive Director & CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, made an appearance in the video and thanked everyone involved with the exhibit including the talented artist participants. Brian also noted, “This is one of my favorite events of the year. Art is such an inspirational piece of all of our lives, it gives us the opportunity to connect especially at a time when its been very difficult to connect and it gives us the opportunity to inspire the millions of passengers that come through our facilities each and every year.”

We are so grateful to Sam for his dedication, flexibility and creativity in coordinating their National Art Program during a pandemic.