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

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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.


"Balanced Rock Rainbow" by Susan Coppock


Photography Exhibition

October 30 - December 21, 2018

Artists: Peter Politanoff, Richard Wilson, Rick Gauthreaux, Patricia deAlteris, Kristin Albright, Mike Reardon, Don Fike, Nicki James, Jerry Kao, Mary Eckroth, Moises Verdin, Susan Coppock, Kat Johnson, Ana Phelps, Geoff Scott, Eiji Fuller, Katherine Zimmer, Arpad Petrass, Koustav Maity, Anindita Sarkar.

Judges: Don Bartletti and Kelly Moncure.

Public Reception: November 13, 2018 / 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


1st Place ($300): "Moonset" by Koustav Maity

2nd Place ($200): "Into The Forest" by Jerry Kao

3rd Place ($150): "Making Music" by Mike Reardon

Honorable Mention ($50): "All That Was Left Standing, After Maria, La Perla" by Peter Politanoff

Honorable Mention ($50): "Old-fashioned Database" by Don Fike

People's Choice Award ($100): "Turn, Turn, Turn" by Moises Verdin


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