b'76 DEN | IND | SAN | SLC | SYR FACILITIESdevelopment disabilities, senior living facilitiesPHOTO: SYRACUSE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITYand juvenile detention centers. The completed canvases are now on display at the airport to show what the community was feeling during the pandemic.SYRs new program extends beyond the visual arts. Before COVID restrictions hit, the airport began providing live music in an area just before its TSA checkpoint. Hundreds of volunteers played a $200,000 concert grand piano on loan from a local piano and organ center. In April 2021, the airport hosted a local poetry contest. Matthew Szwejbka, Marketing and Communications Specialist for the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, notes that SYR timed the contestVolunteer playing pianoto coincide with NationalMATTHEW SZWEJBKA in Grand Hall at SYRPoetry Month and also keyed its theme to travel and aviation topics. certain intangibles they have in common. As Becker at SAN puts it, Art provides Clearly, there are many viable approaches topassengers, our tenants and employees a moment to pause and appreciate the providing art in airports. No matter what size orjourney. Emotions are hard to measure. Art means different things to different form the creative incarnations take, there arepeople, but as long as the art is noticed, appreciated and later remembered, weve succeeded in our goal of leaving a lasting impression. Rules of Thumb Airport professionals offer a range of tips for developing vibrant arts programs, including: Start with a strong policy that outlinesthe administrative process.Chris Chalupsky, SAN Expand by working with arts expertsand evaluating how local artists could provide new content.Katie Norman, INDCUSTOM TENSION FABRIC BUILDINGSConsider using an arts databaseSUPERIOR PERFORMANCE.program such as Artwork Archive to track your art inventory.Nancy RAPID INSTALLATION. Volmer, SLCBe flexible. Launching an art programFully Customizable Concept to Installation in the middle of a pandemic taught us that one lesson above all others. Fast-Track Construction Patented Attachment System Matthew Szwejbka, SYR In-House Engineering RelocatableCall for more information, or to receive a quote 877.259.1528| LEGACYBUILDINGSOLUTIONS.COMJanuary | February 2022AirportImprovement.com'