New Digital Art Exhibit Coming to the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM)

September 8, 2023

New Digital Art Exhibit Coming to the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM)
Residents are invited to attend the launch event at YMM

Fort McMurray, AB – The Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) invites residents to attend its first-ever YMM Digital Art Exhibit Launch. The event takes place Monday, September 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Observation Area (Level 3) of the airport.

The first of the rotating digital art exhibit is titled “Living North,” by local award-winning photographer Crystal Mercredi.

“I’m so excited to be working with YMM,” says Mercredi. “Enhancing the airport’s existing art collection with a digital initiative is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our rich arts community.”

The Living North exhibit features community residents in the way they experience Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, with the intent to promote regional pride.

“We are thrilled to use the digital screens throughout our terminal to showcase local artists’ work and pride in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo,” says Michael Sieger, Vice-President of Air Service & Commercial Development. “As a gateway to our community, YMM is most often the first impression visitors have when coming here, so its important everything throughout our terminal is reflective of our beautiful region.”

Guests will enjoy light refreshments, live music, presentations, and opportunity to ask questions about the call to artists for future YMM Digital Art Exhibits, being issued at the event. Artists selected for the program will have their artwork featured for a three-month rotation at YMM and will receive an honorarium.

Register to attend the free event here.


About Fort McMurray International Airport |

Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) is owned and operated by the Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA), connecting the world to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. FMAA is a community-based, non-share capital organization. YMM offers non-stop flights to four cities in Canada. The airport is a major economic driver for the region, with an economic output of over $354 million and supporting over 70 businesses on airport campus and approximately 900 jobs.

About Life and Portraits by Crystal Mercredi |

Originally moving to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo to teach, Crystal has since shifted her career into commercial photography after discovering a deep interest in encouraging entrepreneurial success. Crystal is an eternal optimist with overwhelming gratitude for the people she has had the opportunity to connect with in life. She has a wonderful family heavily involved in the community.