CAE’s first Art in the Airport featured artist, Chris Garvey, unveils exhibit at Airport

October 15, 2020

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) unveiled an exhibit by the first Art in the Airport featured artist, Chris Garvey. The exhibit is currently on display in the connector – the walkway between the security checkpoint and the departure/arrival gates.

“I’m excited and grateful to be among the few selected to display my artwork for Art in the Airport,” says Chris Garvey. “I hope everyone that sees my work will experience, in some way, the calm I got while painting each piece. I hope what people can take away from my work is not to overlook the little things, but to be able to look for beauty in everything around them.”

Featured artist, Chris Garvey

Garvey’s exhibit will be up now through January 2021. His other works can be found on his website at The second featured artists, Ija Charles, will be on display February 2021 through May 2021.

“We are thrilled to be able to showcase the outstanding artistic talent right here in this community in these four artists, the first being Chris Garvey,” says Director of Marketing and Air Service Development, Kim Jamieson. “This initiative 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 creative and cultural touchpoints to the region.”

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