Public Art

Public Art Opportunities

View current opportunities for local artists and community members to contribute to Ventura's public art program. Projects include the "Mosaic Trashcans" project to enhance city-owned cement trash cans with mosaic art.

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Public Art Murals

The City of Ventura is home to a growing number of vibrant and diverse public art murals. Murals visible from City streets, sidewalks, and public rights of way, must complete a Public Art Mural application and receive design approval from the Arts and Culture Commission before being installed. The Community Partnerships Division oversees this program and provides support navigating the review and approval process.

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Utility Box Program

The “Think Outside the Box” program provides talented local artists and community members with an opportunity to transform street utility boxes into colorful works of public art. Individuals, schools groups, friends, and community organizations are encouraged to participate as artists or project sponsors. 

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Municipal Art Collection

The Municipal Art Collection, on permanent exhibit in City Hall, showcases the breadth and diversity of Ventura County’s visual art community through the representation of multiple media, including sculpture, painting, photography, etching, and ceramics.

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Where’s Wendy?

She’s pedaling through downtown Ventura on a self-guided bike tour that takes in more than 2 dozen pieces of public art. Watch the video to discover highlights from the tour. Be sure to print out the turn-by-turn directions (PDF) before you head out on your own adventure!