Arts Program

Flight of Ideas, by Beth Nybeck

The Airport Arts Program, overseen by the five member Airport Arts Commission, presents museum-quality exhibitions in the Riley Terminal, provides periodic special programs in conjunction with the exhibitions and sponsors a countywide Annual Student Art Contest/Exhibition.

Call for Artists

JWA Call for Artists

John Wayne Airport invites artists to apply for an exhibition of contemporary, 48” x 48” x 2.5" non-representational unframed paintings (museum depth stretcher bars only) for display in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery from May 2022 through February 2023. View the press release.

The completed application packet with images submittal deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022. Email applications to

Artists will be notified by March 15, 2022. For more information, contact Jeffrey Frisch, John Wayne Airport Arts Program Coordinator via email at