Melbourne Orlando International Airport Seeking Proposals for Locally Inspired Art for Terminal Expansion
By Space Coast Daily // October 26, 2021
Call for Wall Art is inaugural project of new “Arts at MLB” program
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) is now accepting proposals for wall-based art for two large areas currently being built as part of the airport’s Terminal Renovation and Expansion Project.
The Call for Wall Art is intended to generate creative, entertaining, and locally-inspired wall-based design ideas from professional artists that will be narrowed down by a shortlist committee, and then selected and commissioned by the airport.
This is also the inaugural program of the airport’s new “Arts at MLB” program aimed at highlighting the region’s impactful arts community to passengers through displays, entertainment, and educational opportunities in the terminal.
“The Terminal Renovation & Expansion Project has inspired Team MLB to develop our new Arts at MLB program where we plan to showcase the incredible culture and charisma of Melbourne and the Space Coast,” said Greg Donovan, A.A.E., the executive director at the airport.
“This call for art is just the start of the new program and we look forward to seeing the ideas and vision artists have that will incorporate our community’s coastal casual environment in the new terminal for all passengers and visitors to enjoy.”
The Call for Wall Art is open to all professional, practicing artists wishing to participate in the tourism and travel growth taking place at MLB. Artists living in Brevard and Indian River counties will be slightly favored in the evaluation process.
Proposals can be submitted for two areas, including one on an exterior wall of the new Welcome Center and one on a two-story interior wall leading up to the new departure lounge from the new security checkpoint.
MLB’s $72 million Terminal Renovation and Expansion Project is adding 86,000 square feet of new facilities, including a departure lounge with new gates, eateries, retail options and furniture, a new security checkpoint, an expanded international baggage claim, and a new welcome center.
The project also includes updates to the airport’s existing atrium and ticketing areas and will introduce four sets of new restroom accommodations.
The Terminal Project will improve the travel experience for all MLB’s customers and will accommodate the anticipated influx of nearly 150,000 international visitors from TUI, the world’s largest travel group, starting in March 2022.
The project will also provide benefits to passengers flying on existing carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Elite Airways, and MLB’s newest carrier Allegiant starting service from Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Concord this November.
To learn more, artists can click here to download the Call for Wall Art.
About Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB)
Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) is an award-winning airport, crowned #1 Most Scenic Airport in North America by PrivateFly.com, and serves as the Coastal Gateway to Central Florida.
In addition to evolving air service from Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, Allegiant has announced new routes to Pittsburgh, Nashville and Concord, N.C. beginning in November, and MLB will become TUI UK’s Florida gateway beginning in 2022. Air service growth has sparked a major terminal project that will provide an ultimate travel experience for all airport customers.
MLB is globally recognized as an epicenter of aerospace as the home to Northrop Grumman, L3Harris, Embraer, Collins Aerospace, and more.