USA TODAY Puts Our Airport Art in 10-Best Running

Terminal B Concourse Oak Tree Chandelier
​USA TODAY's Best Airport Art voting runs through Monday, 11/11

​Long known for its spectacular collection of public art, the USA TODAY national publication has taken notice of the Sacramento International Airport (SMF). In fact, USA TODAY states that airports like SMF have gone through a renaissance in design to offer not only great restaurants, lounges and shopping, but also, beautiful works of art.

SMF’s newest Terminal B, has a whole host of art works that pays homage to our local region, brings the outside in, or provides thought-provoking consideration. From the iconic 56 foot leaping red rabbit sculpture featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles to the suspended Swarovski crystal oak tree that honors our native heritage oak trees, travelers get a wonderful eyeful of 12 diverse art pieces.

SMF’s Terminal A, features visual spectacles from floor to ceiling, with six commissioned works of art, including “Samson,” a sculpture consisting of two 23-foot pillars constructed with luggage from the beginning of air travel to present and has been pondered by travelers and admirers alike.

USA TODAY's airport columnist Harriet Baskas has nominated 20 airports, with Sacramento International Airport among them, as contenders for the 10 Best U.S. Airports for Art. You can vote to help ensure your region’s airport is among the top 10! To give your thumbs-up, for this online contest, visit, and vote once a day until 9 a.m. PST on Monday, November 11. Winners will be announced November 13.

So, get voting to put Sacramento International Airport in USA TODAY’s Best US Airports for Art.

For more information about the Sacramento International Airport and its art, visit the SMF website.

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