Hundreds of Local Artists Showcased in SYR Community Art Program

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA) announced today the completed installation of the 2022 SYR Community Art Program at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). Spread across both the pre- and post-security checkpoint areas of the airport, the display features artwork from 223 local artists who may not otherwise have a platform to display their artistic talents.

After the initial program launch in 2020, airport leadership challenged program organizers to represent a broader swath of the region the airport serves, otherwise known as the airport catchment area. This latest installation features 14 organizations from five counties in the SYR catchment area: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cortland, and Cayuga. Organizations represented in this year’s program include school districts, libraries, organizations supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, youth advocacy organizations, juvenile detention centers, and senior living facilities.

“This is all about enhancing that sense of place we are working hard to develop here at Syracuse Hancock International Airport,” said SRAA Marketing and Communications Specialist Matt Szwejbka, who oversees the Community Art Program. “It goes back to the fundamental notion that an airport should reflect the community it serves. Departing travelers are left with a sense of pride in their community while visitors to the region get a great first impression of what fuels Central New Yorkers’ artistic creativity.”

  • To view and download high-resolution photos of the displays for broadcast and/or print, please see this Google Drive folder. Please credit “Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.”
  • For more information about the Community Art Program, please visit the Community Art Program webpage.
  • To learn more about the 29 destinations served by nonstop flights from SYR, please visit the airport’s Destinations Page.