Airport Arts Program

The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) Arts Program launched at the end of 2022. The program will highlight live performances, permanent art displays and community art contests with the new Idaho Falls Regional Airport Arts Program. 

The program will also demonstrate the unique recreational opportunities found in the Greater Idaho Falls region for travelers passing through the airport. Projects already underway include creating a permanent art collection that will be displayed throughout the terminal and a future student art contest. 

2023 Student Arts Contest

The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is hosting the first annual Student Art Contest in conjunction with the new Idaho Falls Regional Airport Arts Program.

The contest is open to all Idaho Falls School District #91 high-school students, and submissions are now being accepted until March 1, 2023. The contest aims to spark young artists’ imaginations to depict how “Idaho Falls Flies into the Future” and the opportunity to display their work in front of the over 600,000 passengers who make their way through the airport each year. 

“The arts are an asset to our community, and we look forward to welcoming the work of young artists to the airport terminal,” said Idaho Falls Regional Airport Director Rick Cloutier, Airport Director. “The future of Idaho Falls is bright thanks to the young people who will influence our growth in years to come.”

Artwork can be completed in the medium of the artist’s choice but should incorporate the theme “Idaho Falls Flies into the Future.” Artwork will be judged by a committee that will select the winners and honorable mentions. 

The following prizes will be awarded to the winners of the contest:

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $50

In addition to receiving cash prizes, the artwork of winners and honorable mentions will be displayed in the airport terminal for one year.

Students submitting their art are asked to include the following information along with their submission:

  • Name
  • Grade
  • School
  • Phone number 
  • Email
  • Name of artwork
  • Description of artwork (up to 250 words)

To enter, scan or send a high-resolution image of your submission to Idaho Falls Regional Airport Business Development Manager Emily FitzPatrick Harris at efitzpatrick@idahofalls.gov before March 1, 2023. Winners will be decided and announced in June 2023. 

Spring and Winter Performances

The airport hosts annual performances throughout the spring and summer months. If you or a group you are involved with is interested in participating, please contact our Business Development Manager Emily FitzPatrick Harris at efitzpatrick@idahofalls.gov.