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.

Kites Over Vista 2017 Selections

Click here to view the sculptures selected for the 2017 exhibition starting in late May.

Public Art Maps

Artist Calls

 None at this time.

Artists Email Notifications

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 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. There is no admission charge.

Current Exhibition
Enlightened Lens 2017: New Work by Palomar College Photography Students
June 12 - August 4, 2017
Opening Reception: June 13, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Open to the public).

Enlightened Lens is a juried exhibition of more than 50 photographic works all made by students of the Palomar College Photography Program. Photography Faculty members judged over one hundred and eighty images entered by students from beginning to advanced status to create this annual show.

The works in this exhibition represent a variety of processes including digital and film-based, color and black and white, and traditional and alternative techniques.  The widely differing content of these images exemplify the breadth of our program. Much of the work on view will be for sale.

The student population in the Palomar Photography Department is comprised of a diverse group in age, interest and background, and they come from all areas of North San Diego County and beyond. Their goals range from exploring career options to life enrichment. In addition to acquiring strong technical skills, students are encouraged to pursue their own expressive personal vision as evidenced by the work displayed in this exhibition.