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Local art gallery sets the scene at Sacramento International Airport

Artist Tim Collom collaborated with Sacramento International Airport to bring travelers scenes from around the Golden State.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif — An airport is not typically a place people seek for a calm environment, but with help from local artist Tim Collom, Sacramento International Airport has managed to bring an unexpected pop of color to terminal B with The Gallery at SMF.

The Gallery at SMF is literally just that — an art gallery at Sacramento's airport. The gallery is currently filled with Collom's own work, ones that bring a piece of serenity to a place at which it is not often expected.

"Airports have this reputation for being always so busy and chaotic and really stressful," Collom said. "The SMF Gallery is something that the airport wanted to say, hey, let’s create something that while you wait for people or you’re going to the airport, we can kind of get your mind off of the travel experience."

Collom grew up in Southern California and the Bay Area. Most of his work portrays scenes throughout the state, with his signature pops of color. Collom’s work at SMF offers a California experience for travelers to enjoy.

"We have a lot of international travelers who come through Sacramento and they get to kind of see what’s around us and what California’s about," Collom said. "That’s my job, to depict that."

On the third floor of Terminal B, The Gallery at SMF will eventually feature other local artists to accompany Collom's work. Collom's prints, books and note cards will also be sold in airport shops.

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