Art & music
Our captivating Art and Music programs introduce you to a world where travel and creativity meet. Experience a wide array of artistic expressions as you navigate through the terminal and let the synergy of art and music transform your airport experience, whether you’re departing, arriving, or just passing through.
Gateway to the Arts
New works of local artists rotate every two months in this exhibit space, a collaboration with the Ohio Art League.
Legacy of Leadership lounges
Tour the walking timeline of John Glenn International from its opening in 1929 to present day.
Brushstrokes in Flight
In 1984, John Glenn International installed this striking sculpture measuring 25 feet high with a five-foot base. It was designed by the late Roy Lichtenstein, an Ohio State alumnus and an influential artist of the 20th century.
In the sky-lit atrium near the escalator, this 13-foot memorial honors veterans. The monument features an inscribed poem by George L. Skypeck and a bronze eagle that perches on four military helmets on a granite base.
Columbus’ rich culture is captured in the atrium’s colorful window mosaic, a great photo backdrop to say, “I’m here!”
Inside the atrium, you will find Speed Machines, a wall-mounted exhibit depicting flight speed. Originally created by Roger Williams, this display illustrates the joy and simplicity of flying.
Columbus Regional Airport Authority’s vision to connect Ohio with the world is represented by a large medallion in the middle of the terrazzo floor in the ticket lobby.
934 at CMH
Immerse yourself in artwork in a travel-sized gallery that showcases the work of local artists in collaboration with 934 Gallery.
Melodies in Motion
We transform the travel experience into an auditory journey through our live music program in coordination with Greater Columbus Arts Council. All year long, talented musicians from various genres fill the air with melodies that soothe, uplift, and entertain. Whether you’re waiting for your departure or eagerly anticipating a reunion, the live music sets a harmonious background to your airport experience.