“Fly With Us” Mural In Reno Tahoe Airport Ready to Leave Everlasting Mark on Reno Visual Landscape
RENO, Nev. – In June 2023, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) revealed a new interactive mural in the Terminal Lobby. The stunning “Fly With Us” mural evokes the feeling of taking flight, inspiring travelers to spread their wings and explore the world through RNO’s 20+ nonstop and numerous one stop destination options to get passengers virtually anywhere they want to go.
The RTAA encourages travelers to take a picture with the vibrant interactive mural and tag @renoairport the next time they #FlyRNO.
The artist behind the mural is Matthew McDowell, a native Nevadan artist with exceptional talent, passion and deep connection to his hometown. Matthew has made significant contributions to art, earning him recognition as the Best Visual Artist of Northern Nevada in 2019. Matthew’s murals can be seen throughout the area, most notable for capturing beautiful blends of the region’s historical heritage with contemporary elements.
“I strive to make an everlasting mark on any city’s visual landscape by enriching the cultural fabric of the region with the goal of inspiring the local community,” said McDowell, “I’m proud to have created something that will have an impact on traveler’s first and last impression of the Reno-Tahoe region.”
Inspired by Nevada wildlife, agriculture and world-renowned activities, this social media focused passenger experience will build exposure for not only the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), but also the northern Nevada region and all that it has to offer.
#FlyRNO and Mention @RenoAirport
About the Artist
Matthew McDowell is a talented muralist and sign painter from Reno, Nevada. His captivating murals and hand-painted signs adorn various surfaces, enriching urban landscapes and inspiring the local community. Drawing from Reno’s cultural heritage, Matthew combines historical elements with contemporary flair to create visually stunning works of art. He is known for his meticulous craftsmanship and expertise in typography and design.
Beyond his local contributions, Matthew has participated in art festivals and exhibitions, earning recognition as the Best Visual Artist of Northern Nevada in 2019. He believes in the transformative power of art and advocates for art education, which builds up young artists and leaves a lasting impact on Reno’s cultural fabric.
The Gateway To & From Reno-Tahoe
RNO is the region’s transportation hub serving as the gateway to and from the beautiful Reno-Tahoe. Serving 4.5 million passengers a year, RNO is always seeking more ways for you to #FlyRNO and #FlyWithUsRNO. You can find this mural pre-security in the main terminal just before you reach the security checkpoint. If you are arriving into RNO, look straight ahead when you come down the arrivals escalator!
More Nonstop Service for the Summer!
– Dallas (DAL) returns on Southwest Airlines for summer weekend service.
– Los Angeles (LAX) is back on Alaska Airlines and American Airlines for the summer.
– New York (JFK) is offered again on JetBlue Airways through the first week of September.
For more info about the interactive mural, visit https://www.renoairport.com/interactive-mural/
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) operates two of the most important economic drivers for our region–the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead (RTS) Airport. Together, they generate $3.1 billion in economic impact annually. The RTAA is financially self-sufficient, meaning it is funded through airport operations and not local taxes. Eleven airlines serve RNO, flying to multiple nonstop destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. For more details, visit www.renoairport.com.