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.

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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.




January 9 - February 16, 2018

Lois Athearn, Marie Huggin, Joan Lohrey, Lee Tung, Patricia Mills, Carolyn Robertson, Sonja Hayes, Su C. Balkcum, Susan Coppock, Patti Slattery, Camilla Hanson, Barbara Altevers, Jack Quintero, Karen Crowell, Gerald Don Wygal, John Meyer, Rick Gauthreaux, Heidi Gauthreaux, Carlos Herrera, Don Bartletti, Justin Coopersmith, and Don Fike.

First Place: Don Fike
Second Place: Patricia Mills
Third Place: Carolyn Robertson
Honorable Mentions: Susan Coppock, Rick Gauthreaux, Camilla Hanson,
Jack Quintero, Don Bartletti, Lois Athearn, Justin Coopersmith,
Lee Tung, Marie Huggin, and Patti Slattery

Nina Woodard, Chair of the Vista Silver Star Foundation
Marie Nastasi Arlt, VP of Marketing for the Vista Silver Star Foundation



Our next exhibition will be an all media art show by VUSD middle school and high school students. Private schools are also encouraged to participate by contacting Imelda Huerta at 760.643.5265 or by email.
Exhibition dates are February 21 – March 16, 2018. Artist reception will be from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.