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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 Traffic Signal Box mural program, downtown murals and the Civic Gallery exhibitions.

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.
  • Approved Summer 2020 Kites Over Vista Submissions - download a PowerPoint presentation. 

Current 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.

2020 Gallery Exhibit Schedule
The 2020 Civic Gallery exhibition schedule is available here.


The Vista Public Arts Commission will host an upcoming exhibition at the Civic Gallery featuring photographs, memorabilia, and costumes from the Moonlight Amphitheatre's 40-year history.

About the Moonlight Exhibition

  • The Moonlight – ‘Then and Now’ exhibition celebrates 40 years of the City of Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre and musicals under the stars. Costumes, set renderings, past programs from productions, photos, and more will all be included as part of the exhibition. The exhibit aims to give guests an intimate view of the Moonlight Amphitheatre like they have never seen! A free reception will be held at the Civic Art Gallery (date to be determined).  The gallery is open during regular Civic Center hours, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and every other Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit

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