2020–2021 featured artists selected for CAE’s Art in the Airport Program

September 15, 2020

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) announced the selected artists for our 2020 – 2021 Art in the Airport Program. Over 115 submissions were received from local artists reflecting the impressive talents of the art community.

Four artists were selected to exhibit their artwork for the upcoming season:

  • Christopher Garvey (October 2020 – January 2021)
  • Ija Charles (February 2021 – May 2021)
  • Sonya Diimmler (June 2021 – September 2021)
  • Harold Branham (October 2021 – January 2022)

Top left to right: Harold Branham, Sonya Diimmler; Bottom left to right: Christopher Garvey, Ija Charles.

“CAE’s Art in the Airport Program provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase works of art created by artists right here in the Midlands,” said Kim Jamieson, CAE’s Director of Marketing and Air Service Development. “The art program is also intended to enhance our travelers’ experience while creating a sense of place within the airport. Once a traveler lands, these works of art will be the first artistic and cultural touchpoints to the region.”

The exhibit location will be in the connector of the terminal, the walkway between the security checkpoint and the departure/arrival gates.

Many thanks to all of the artists who applied to be a part of this first season. We look forward to more opportunities in the future, through our Art in the Airport Program, to showcase our region’s multi-talented art community.


About the Columbia Metropolitan Airport

(Until further notice, flight schedules subject to change and adjust due to COVID-19). Now providing nonstop service to nine major airports in eight cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York City (LGA), Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (Dulles and Reagan National). Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) continues to be a major economic driver for the Midlands region. Welcoming over 1.3 million passengers in 2019, CAE is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines and is a regional cargo hub for UPS and is also served by FedEx. For more information, please visit www.flycae.com.