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.

Current Artist Calls

  • Student Artist Call for "Vista Views 2018 Calendar" and Civic Gallery Exhibition
    Deadline to enter: September 30, 2017
  • Artist Call for "Kites Over Vista," 2018 Summer Exhibition
    Deadline to enter: January 22, 2018

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Artists, receive notification on future Artist Calls by email, use the link below:

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.

Current Exhibition:

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Vista Visions 2017

Selected Artists
Barbara Altevers, Alejandro Arreguin Villegas, Lois Athearn, Juan Charlie Beaz,
William Clark, Kristen Craig, Kim Maria Cruz, Morgan DeLuna, Lori Escalera,
Ashley Gallagher, Toni Hanson, Patricia Hartman, Rick Kelso, Cherrie LaPorte,
Michael Lopez, Austin McKeon, Evan Oszajca, Noreen Ring, Sarah Spinks, Andrew Stonebraker

Exhibition on view August 8 through September 29, 2017.

Reception for the artists Saturday, August 12, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Award winners will be announced at this time. The reception is open to the public.

This juried exhibition of more than 30 works represents a variety of media including photography, paint, ink, and collage. The exhibition is an open call juried show.

About the Juror: Dinah Poellnitz
Dinah Poellnitz is an independent curator and co-founder of the The Hill Street Country Club, an art gallery based in Oceanside. She holds a BA in art history and art administration from University California of Riverside. In 2014, Poellnitz was the James Irvine Foundation Exploring Engagement Curator-in-Residence at Oceanside Museum of Art. She currently works as exhibition and program coordinator at Linksoul Lab and The HSCC Gallery in Oceanside.  Today, Poellnitz is providing local artist solo exhibitions space and art professional opportunities.