Tulsa International Airport Announces Partnerships with Three Local Artists

Tulsa International Airport Announces Partnerships with Three Local Artists


TULSA, OK – February 23, 2024 – Tulsa International Airport (TUL) is pleased to unveil three new art displays and partnerships in the terminal from local artists, aimed at enriching the airport experience for travelers while highlighting Tulsa’s vibrant art scene. These collaborations include a custom TUL-themed coloring book, an exhibit honoring the world-renowned architect Bruce Goff, and a heartwarming photographic series featuring adoptable cats and dogs at iconic Tulsa landmarks.

Tulsa International Airport Custom Coloring Book by Jillian Selene

Local artist Jillian Selene designed a coloring book to offer a free relaxing activity for passengers. This coloring book is great for all ages, from toddlers to adults, as it’s full of custom drawings of TUL scenes, aviation themed pictures, and activities.

Location: Hard copies of the coloring book are available at the Information Desks in the terminal, which are in each baggage claim area and in front of the TSA checkpoint.

Printable coloring and activity sheets from the project can be downloaded here:

 “Bruce Goff: Tulsa’s Architect” by Karl Hollis Jones

Bruce Goff, a figure synonymous with innovative architecture, has deep ties to Tulsa, leaving a mark on the city’s architectural landscape. After Frank Lloyd Wright, Goff is America’s second most prolific architect, but not everyone knows his legacy. Tulsa is home to the largest concentration of his work with 27 buildings in the city. TUL is honored to be the current venue for this exhibit that aims to educate the public about the life and work of Goff.

Location: Post-security, between the TSA Security Checkpoint and the Concourse A gates. Will be on display until January 2025.

 “Tulsa Tails” by Cindy Alvarez

Understanding the importance of community and the joy pets bring into our lives, local photographer Cindy Alvarez’s personal project, “Tulsa Tails”, features rescue cats and dogs posed in front of Tulsa area points of interest. The airport is an ideal location for this display as the photos give tourists more information on local attractions while also bringing awareness to animal rescue organizations in the area for Tulsans.

Locations: Lower-level tunnels on both Concourse A and Concourse B that connect to the parking garage.

“We have really enjoyed working with each of these artists, and love that their projects showcase Tulsa’s culture to both locals and first-time visitors,” said Stephanie Chester, Tulsa International Airport’s Director of Marketing and Community Relations. “Airport art has been a major priority for our organization since 2006, when the airport formed the Cultural Advisory Group with the goal of creating a strategic plan for adding art and cultural exhibits in areas throughout the terminal. This group is managed by citizens who work in the local arts community and lend their expertise to our team.”

To view and download photos of the displays and of the TUL coloring book, click here.

About Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust: Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT) administers, manages and operates Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Tulsa Riverside Airport (RVS), both of which are owned by the City of Tulsa. TAIT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, self-supporting airport system for the citizens of the Tulsa metropolitan area and surrounding region.

About Tulsa International Airport: Five air carriers offer nonstop service from TUL to 22 destinations across the country. In 2023, the airport had the highest number of annual passengers since 2008 with a total of 3.14 million passengers. For more information visit