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
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.
Interested in exhibiting your art at the Gallery? Complete an application.
2020 Gallery Exhibit Schedule
Exhibits are temporarily suspended; the exhibit schedule will be posted once available.
Gallery Exhibition Update
City facilities closed to public access as of March 19, 2020. As a result, all art exhibitions at the Civic Art Gallery have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Interested artists may still apply for a gallery exhibit using the gallery application form for consideration on the 2021 exhibit schedule. Staff will re-evaluate the gallery exhibit schedule in conjunction with the Public Arts Commission when regular operations resume and the updated schedule will be re-posted at that time.