Southwest Florida holds some hidden art treasures to enjoy if you just slow down your rush to get where you are going and savor what surrounds you along the way. It starts at Southwest Florida International Airport ( RSW). Whether you are inbound or outbound, you will find a number of wonderful exhibits of artwork as you make your way through the terminal complex. Actually, this major transportation hub is much like an art center for more than seven million visitors a year. Even local residents drop by to see what is currently on display.
It all began when the airport’s new terminal building opened back in September 2005. From the inaugural day, the idea of incorporating cultural icons throughout the building was factored into the future of the facility.
“The goal of Southwest Florida International Airport’s Art in Flight program is to showcase the local and regional art community in a truly unique setting that can be enjoyed by airport employees, residents, and the millions of passengers that travel through RSW each year,” says Robert M. Ball, A. A. E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority.
Expressive images of wildlife and nature by photographer Alan Maltz were one of