Public Art Program

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The City of Vista offers a robust Public Art program encompassing many programs ranging from Kites Over Vista, the Vista in Bloom Utility Box mural program, downtown murals and the Civic Gallery exhibits.

Public Art Programs

  • Interactive Public Art Map featuring current Kites Over Vista exhibition, murals, and other public art.
  • Public Art Proposal Form - This form is to be used by those seeking to donate artwork to the city for display in a public area.  NOTE: There is a 30-day notice for public comment before recommendation from the Public Arts Commission, and a 30-day notice for public comment before final approval from City Council.

Artist Calls


Civic Gallery

The Civic Gallery is located on the second floor of the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and every other Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Exhibition Applications
Interested in exhibiting your art at the Gallery? Complete an application.

Exhibition Calendar
The 2019 calendar is available here.




Karob Studios:
A Moment in Time
August 27 - September 25, 2019

Exhibition Reception Open to the Public
September 10, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 Karob Studios presents an offering of 2D and 3D work that narrates the moments of our lives. Through color, form, and gesture we want to explore the commonalities of our experiences with the viewer. Images mixed in medium and metaphor as a mirror of our experiences of life, love, family, and dreams. We hope they bring you joy, wonder and comfort as they do us. For more information on Karob Studios and their work, please visit




October 1 - November 30, 2019

Exhibition Reception Open to the Public
October 1, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Challenging the surface entails pushing, pulling, rearranging and repurposing found images. By re-directing focal points and shifting perspectives, Don creates new realities and new meanings. Even with scissor-cut edges being obvious, the veracity of photography still makes the viewer’s mind see it as real… or at least possible.



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