Public Art & Exhibits
PIE is home to a vibrant collection of renowned Florida artists as well as a 45-foot blown and painted glass at our main entrance. Enjoy works in glass, wood, metals, ceramics, mixed media, and paintings throughout the terminal. Temporary exhibits by featured artists will also be on display in partnership with the Morean Art Center of St. Petersburg.
Historical exhibits at PIE include the Benoist aircraft handing in Bag Claim, a replica of the aircraft from the historic first commercial flight by Tony Jannus in 1914 here in Tampa Bay. Also, on display, General Howard Exhibit, the last commander of Pinellas Army Airfield built in 1941 as a WWII military training base before becoming PIE.
Artists featured at the airport include Guy Kemper, Duncan McClellan, Elle Leonard, Adam Goodman, John Briggs, Kevin Grass, Mary Klein, Kelly Taaffe Noto, Greg Jones, Larry Hasiak, Laurance Miller, Misao Adachi, Robert
Schott, Susan Rollins Gehring, Voshardt/Humphrey, Kerri Silvernell, Celeste Simon, Laura Pieper, Melissa
Miller Nece, Margaret Steward, Charles Gatewood, June Harben, Lloyd Jones, Lindsay McCoy, Charles Parkhill, and Catherine Woods.
The airport is proud to host this collection of Florida artists and hopes you have the opportunity to enjoy them in person.