Arrive. Depart. Be Inspired.
While visiting San Diego International Airport, as you make your way to your gate, consider which concession to enjoy, or collect your luggage, take time to notice the arts around you. Whether they be visual or performance-based, the arts at SAN were conceived with you in mind. Arrive early, visit often, and be inspired. The Arts Program provides enhanced customer service by exhibiting artwork and presenting programs that engage travelers in innovative, memorable and considerate experiences. (Some areas are restricted to ticketed passengers only).
The Public Art Program is charged with developing a broad collection of permanent artwork that supports and enhances the mission of the Airport Authority. Each work is thoughtfully integrated into the airport environment, with artists involved from the initial planning and design phase of each major development project. The Temporary Exhibitions Program supports the airport’s mission of serving as a gateway to the region by showcasing the work of regional visual artists, cultural institutions, educational organizations, and community groups. San Diego International Airport’s Performing Arts Program provides a unique platform to celebrate San Diego’s local culture and present the region’s diverse talent in dance, theater, live music, and more through an ongoing concert series, special event performances, and a bi-annual airport residency.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
A Necessary Departure (through 2023)
A Necessary Departure is a collection of works from local artists and organizations that examines personal transformations and how our community has remade itself after the pandemic. Pieces speak to themes that developed out of this unique period in history, through the lens of San Diegans who experienced it in their own ways. Read more here…
A Necessary Departure, located throughout Terminal 2 pre-and-post security.
Visit San Diego International Airport Arts Program
3225 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
24 hours a day. While San Diego International Airport may be open twenty-four hours a day, restaurants, shops and airline operating hours will vary.
San Diego International Airport (SAN), North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA