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Mission Statement:
The Allegheny County Airport Authority and Art Advisory Committee

Art in the Airport

To manage an art collection of style, diversity and beauty to be enjoyed by our traveling public and employees that also promotes public art and enhances the airport environment.

All requests for display of artwork, performances, or other arts events at Pittsburgh International Airport or Allegheny County Airport are reviewed by the Art Advisory Committee.  A completed proposal must be submitted to  For list of upcoming deadlines, please contact  All proposal materials must be zipped into one folder, and transferred via FTP sites such as Dropbox or Google Drive, please just include one link in your email.  Individual files or incomplete applications cannot be reviewed.
Download Art Proposal Form

Art Advisory Committee

Next Meeting:
Time: 10 a.m.
Day: Thursday
Date: October 8, 2015
Pittsburgh International Airport

View Our Newest Art Installations on Ticketing Level, Landside Terminal

baron batch art photo  woodturners art photo

Landing October 2015: Airside Terminal Terrazzo Floor

Artist: Clayton Merrell

Inspired by Pittsburgh and Flight 

Work that began in fall 2014 on the new artist-designed, Pittsburgh-inspired, terrazzo floor is progressing according to schedule. As of July, the project is about 60 percent complete. Intricate designs and scenes of Pittsburgh have been carefully mapped, and large sections of terrazzo have been poured and polished. See this remarkable work of art taking shape in the photos below and on our Flickr stream

floor photo   floor photo clouds

clouds floor photo   center core floor photo

The floor project represents a unique collaboration between a local artist, Pittsburgh Office of Public Art, airport and construction officials, and is the first major construction update in the Airside Terminal in more than 20 years. The Allegheny County Airport Authority commissioned artist Clayton Merrell, an art professor at Carnegie Mellon University, to design the floor, which he has titled The Sky Beneath Our Feet.

The central element of Merrell’s design, which occupies a space that is approximately 69,000 square feet or 1.5 acres, is a vast blue sky with clouds, contrails and inlaid aircraft. He also designed large silhouettes representing five iconic views of Pittsburgh neighborhoods and recognizable landmarks including Heinz Field and PNC Park, Smithfield Street Bridge and Monongahela Incline, Cathedral of Learning and the historic Carrie Furnace.

Along with the Airport Authority, the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art, Pittsburgh architectural firm Lami Grubb, contractor Mosites Construction and terrazzo company Roman Mosaic & Tile of West Chester, Pa., are working to ensure that Merrell’s design is accurately reflected in the construction.

Terrazzo is a material that consists of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable chips, poured or precast with a binding agent, then polished smooth to produce a uniformly textured surface.

View the terrazzo floor brochure here.

Airside Terrazzo Floor


Art and Cultural Object Collection

Including art in the passenger experience at PIT has always been an important goal dating to construction of Greater PIT Airport in 1952 and continuing today. From the original Alexander Calder mobile that floats above the Airside Center Core, to the recent addition of ARCH on Ticketing level, Landside, PIT is committed to promoting the region’s arts and heritage. From internationally acclaimed artists to heralded sports legends, the PIT collection reflects Allegheny County’s diverse cultural attractions.

Click here for the Art in the Airport brochure.

Yesterday’s Airport of Tomorrow

The historical, architectural and cultural significance of Greater Pittsburgh Airport (1952-1992) has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Historic Preservation, and is presented in an interactive display in the transit level lobby of the airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. View the historical display brochure here.



Pittsburgh Art Places

Visit Pittsburgh Art Places for public art and arts venues in the Greater Pittsburgh region.