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Next Art at the Airport Exhibition Highlights Balloons Over Morgantown
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The City of Morgantown Arts & Cultural Development Department in partnership with the Morgantown Art Association and the Morgantown Municipal Airport announce the newest exhibition of the Art at the Airport program, which features the themes of Balloons Over Morgantown and Fall in West Virginia.
"This exhibit highlights two things that I think showcase the fun and beauty of our community and state," said Jonathon Vrable, director of the Morgantown Municipal Airport. "After a one-year hiatus, the Balloons Over Morgantown event returns to the airport from Oct. 9-11 which happens to coincide with the expected peak of fall foliage in Morgantown."
The exhibition and an opening reception with the artists will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Masks are required while inside the airport terminal except while actively eating or drinking.
"It's great that we can support local artists and provide a space where they can showcase and sell their artwork while enhancing the airport experience for travelers," said Vincent Kitch, director of Arts & Cultural Development. "A number of pieces from our first exhibit were sold and Art and the Airport has been a great success."
The Art at the Airport program presents local artist's work in quarterly exhibitions in the airport terminal at the gate and baggage claim areas. Several artworks in this exhibition will be selected to win $1,000 in cash prizes donated by University Toyota. The Morgantown Art Association coordinates artist selection and rotating the exhibitions throughout the year.