Admiral Boland Way Mural Project

We are proud to announce that local artists Aaron Glasson and Beliz Iristay have been commissioned to create original designs for the Admiral Boland Way Mural Project. This 144’ long rotating mural site is viewed by thousands of travelers each day, bringing color and vibrancy to the airport’s interior roadway.

It’s important to the practice of muralist and sculptor Aaron Glasson to have an extended engagement with an artwork’s site in order to draw inspiration from its ecosystem, people, and history. In developing his design for SAN, he will create 20-30 plein-air paintings onsite at the airport, giving the traveling public the chance to observe his creative process. The first of these onsite engagments is today in Terminal 2 West, from 10am-1pm. Glasson’s finished mural design will be installed in late spring 2020.

About the Artists:

Aaron Glasson is a multi-disciplinary artist from New Zealand currently living in San Diego. Glasson’s work is inspired by the people, history, and environmental conditions of an artwork site. He has completed large-scale permanent and temporary murals around the globe from Denver, Colorado to Delhi, India.

Beliz Iristay’s artistic practice is grounded in her unique experience as a Turkish-American living and working on both sides of the US/Mexico border. She juxtaposes traditional ceramics techniques with modern materials in creating her sculptural and two-dimensional work. Iristay’s mural design will be installed in spring 2021.

Aaron Glasson and Celeste Byers
Dona Margarita
acrylic paint
Beliz Iristay
El Belis/ Suitcase 
brick,ceramic paints and glazes,handle

Stand-Up Comedy Showcase  

On Friday, February 21st the Arts Program presented a special stand-up comedy showcase hosted by actor and comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence. The showcase featured 4 comedians each performing 20 minute sets in Terminal 2's Sunset Cove.

Mark is an international headliner that has worked with Sinbad, Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, and Jeff Foxworthy, as well as having headlined clubs all over the USA and Canada. He is best known for his series regular role as Big Mike on the NBC TV series Chuck.

For more information on upcoming performances and events please visit:

Open Submissions for Performing Artists 

The Arts Program is now accepting submissions from performers for our ongoing concert series. Performers of any discipline (music, dance, theater, etc.) are invited to apply.

The purpose of this program is to celebrate the local culture and talent of San Diego County and the region, to enhance the airport customer experience, to provide moments of cultural richness and mitigate moments of stress, and to ensure the airport environment is continually fresh, exciting, and inviting. 

The SAN Arts Program activates a variety of performance locations throughout the airport campus no less than four days a week.

For more information please visit:

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