Indigenous artists are being called to submit an art installation which will be showcased at the Lethbridge airport. This project will serve as a Land Acknowledgment and Territory Welcome at the airport. The artwork is meant to gather the community to stop and think about reconciliation and what it means for our city and our Blackfoot neighbours.
Jillian Bracken, the Community Arts and Culture Manager for the City of Lethbridge, says there will be two spots for the installation, “The Land Acknowledgment and Territory Welcome will be installed in two locations. One is right near the baggage claim area, in the main area of the airport. The other is on the west facing window looking onto the tarmac. The installation will be done as vinyl window coverings. Both inside and on two sides of exterior facing windows.”
There will also be a YQL Airport “Selfie Check-In” art installation. This will be installed as a backdrop for the inside of the airport near an area of drywall. This will also be a vinyl wall covering.
For more information on the art installations you can visit https://www.publicartlethbridge.ca/current-calls/