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

Current Artist Calls

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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.


*This traveling exhibit is for educational purposes only and is not endorsed by the City of Vista*

HN1M - Housing the Next One Million Exhibition

Presented by: AIA | Palomar Chapter North County, AIA | SD, Women in Architecture

   September 5 - October 26, 2018

Presentation (open to the public): October 16, 2018; 4 - 6 p.m.


About HN1M

By: The Palomar Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA | Palomar Chapter North County), The San Diego Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA | SD), and Women In Architecture

In 2017, the HN1M effort was spear-headed by Philip J. Bona, AIA, Architect | NCARB, APA, ULI Planner/Educator and immediate 2017 AIA SD Past President. He is also the current 2018-2019 California Representative for the AIA National Strategic Council.

Earlier in 2018, the Palomar Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, along with Women In Architecture, created a well attended evening program of professional and 'citizen architects' to discuss the possibilities of building 'community teams' to move this discussion forward and into each North County community. Since then, we have been working to coordinate an exhibition of the 2017 HN1M Charrette Boards. "Housing the Next One Million" is a national and State of California directive which locally, includes San Diego. HN1M is a city-wide effort to provide viable housing to meet the needs of 2050.

As you may or may not know, 2017 brought into focus this need; coordinated the efforts of 12 San Diego Districts and Regions; involved a grassroots efforts by community leaders, community citizens, 'citizen' architects, designers, the NewSchool of Architecture and Design students and others.

It is the goal of AIA | SD, the City of San Diego and the AIA | Palomar Chapter North County, and agenda for 2018 to 'spread the word', engage discussion with communities, policy makers and planners to strategize and streamline policy to "pave the way" for meeting this directive on or before 2050. 

HN1M Image

(Photo by the HN1M Team)


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