The Art of Travel returned for a third year at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on October 10. The annual benefit was attended by more than 300 people who enjoyed wicked good hors d’oeuvres and signature Art of Travel cocktails while they were transported back to the awesome ‘80s. The event featured a silent auction of work from local artists. Guests dressed up ‘80s style and got free snapshots with friends. They also participated in "painting" a plane at the event. The event is the single source of funding for the Airport's Art and Culture Program.
Call Jeff Lea, Lambert Public Relations, for more information on next year's event or sponsorships at 314-426-8125.
Art of Travel History and Mission:
The Art of Travel is the signature social event for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport benefitting the Lambert Art and Culture Program. The annual event supports the Airport’s mission to feature more art and cultural works at the Airport through permanent installations and temporary exhibits. The inaugural Art of Travel event in 2011 helped provide immediate financial support for a multi-colored terrazzo floor medallion inlay, New Village, by St. Louis artist Alicia LaChance. It’s located just past the C Concourse checkpoint. It also funded new exhibitions at Lambert’s Meeting Place Gallery in the Terminal 1 Bag Claim. The second annual Art of Travel in 2012 raised more than $54,000. A majority of those funds will support a new art installation in the new Terminal 1 Atrium adjacent to the Airport’s new entertainment stage. An artist selection process is underway and will wrap up this fall with installation set for spring 2014. See 2012 Art of Travel photos here.
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