Art & Travel: American Airlines Partners with Colette Miller to Support Female Trailblazers

Pop-up Art Installation in Venice Beach

Will you be in the LA area over the next few days?

This event and story really called out to me as my first flight was via American Airlines when I was five years old and that’s what inspired my path in life and my love of travel.

This pop-up art installation was created by Los Angeles-based artist Colette Miller in partnership with American Airlines to demonstrate their commitment to supporting females who are trailblazers in their fields.  It was placed on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach on Thursday (3/1) at 2pm and will be next to The Brig until Saturday (3/3) 6pm.

The piece is a nod to Miller’s signature wings and symbolizes the momentous women in aviation, film and across all industries. The timing also coincides with this year’s Bonnie Award, which was created by American Airlines and inspired by Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo, the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. American created the Bonnie Award in partnership with Film Independent to recognize the visionary work of female filmmakers and the first Bonnie Award winner, Chloe Zhao, will be recognized at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica this weekend.

In addition to the pop-up installation, posters of the artwork will be found in Santa Monica, Venice, West Hollywood, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles over the next two weeks. American is also donating AAdvantage miles to charities that embrace female empowerment for every photo posted with the hashtag #BonnieAward, so take advantage of this Insta moment if you’re in the area.

Photo: Colette Miller

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