AIR is an artist-run organization that integrates the production of fine art printwork with innovative educational programs that explore the creative process. AIR provides print and imaging services to professional artists and educators. Our goal is to maintain an active and vital imaging laboratory that supports artists and facilitates creative activity. Our primary activities are to initiate and facilitate projects with professional artists and to create active laboratory environments where artists, students and the public interact. Our fundamental interest is in how print and imaging processes and possibilities are being used in broader contemporary artmaking practice.
AIR also creates learning environments for artists, students and the community primarily through Its Open Studio—Open House—Open Study Initiative. AIR’s educational programs and artists’ projects come together to create a platform for the community to engage in all aspects of the art process. Through various innovative events and exhibitions AIR provides many opportunities for the community to be part of the creative process. By inviting visitors to take part in art making, art viewing and collaborating in the hands-on creation of work, AIR supports the community while engaging and challenging its members.