Through Akron-Canton Airport’s mission to enrich the passenger experience through visually engaging works reflective of our community, local artist Lenny Spengler was commissioned to design the terrazzo flooring artwork surrounding you. The artwork, “Tree of Life”, is meant to be a timeless piece that best represents a “sense of place” of our local community. The depictions reflect the cultural heritage of the Akron-Canton region, while instilling a lasting impression on travelers, at the beginning and end of their journey. The artwork breathes new life to the space while creating a calming flow as guests move throughout the terminal.
The Tree of Life is comprised of 46 leaves, a number which commemorates the inception of the Akron-Canton Airport in 1946. The leaves identify important people, places, and events that have helped shape the Akron-Canton community through leadership, social responsibility, mentorship, and effective change. With a passion for their craft and inclusive, equitable mindset, the honorees have made significant contributions to the region in their own way. Some have sought to overcome social, environmental, and economic barriers, while others have promoted development of our institutions to make our region better for generations to come. Akron-Canton Airport is extremely grateful for their contributions.