Monday, August 29, 2011

San Francisco Arts Commission offers Popular SFO Public Art tour on iTunes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- With the opening of San Francisco International Airport's newly remodeled Terminal 2 (T2) in April 2011, the San Francisco Arts Commission added five new public artworks to its world-class collection and reinstalled 20 works, which had historically been sited at the airport. In order to enhance the traveler's experience of the public art at T2, the Arts Commission worked with San Francisco-based Earprint Productions to create an audio tour that offers an intimate look at the collection. Up until recently, travelers passing through T2 could only hear the tour via a Guide by Cell audio tour, which could be accessed by dialing a local number, 650-352-4331. A high-fidelity version of the tour complete with music and sound effects as well as images of the work and some of the artists is now available for free on iTunes. Travelers can download the tour directly from iTunes or by visiting sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection.

"The audio tour brings the art of Terminal 2 to life," said Interim Director of Cultural Affairs JD Beltran. "The iTunes version offers travelers a richer experience and the flexibility of downloading the tour to their MP3s and smart phones so they can listen to it anywhere. We hope folks will take advantage of this service and enjoy discovering the works in this incredible collection."