Art Opportunities

Think Outside the Box ProgramTreasure Box

Since 2007 artists, students, schools, and community organizations have made neighborhood sidewalks and street corners a livelier experience for pedestrians thanks to their participation in the City of Ventura's “Think Outside the Box” program. This program is a streetscape showcase for talented local artists and community members to transform designated street utility boxes into public works of art. A list of artists along with a map of the utility boxes they have designed, can be found HERE.
If you would like to submit a proposal for the "Think Outside the Box" program, the application and design template can be found below.
Think Outside the Box - Application for Artists and Donors
Think Outside the Box - Template for your Proposed Design

If you are interested in sponsoring an artist or donating to the "Think Outside the Box" program, please contact Community Partnerships Supervisor Kathryn Dippong-Lawson at 805-658-4720 or .

Public Art Mural Proposals

Flower mural The City of Ventura welcomes proposals for mural designs. The application process and guidelines are intended to provide mural applicants with a reasonable process that will safeguard the interest of the community as well as those of the individual property owner. The following information is to assist you in your preparations.

Public Art Mural Application Packet
For more information about the mural design proposal process, please contact Kathryn Dippong-Lawson, Community Partnerships Supervisor at 805-658-4720.

Temporary Art InstallationsPainted piano

The City of Ventura's Public Art Program offers a unique opportunity for artists to temporarily install their artwork in public spaces throughout the city. Temporary installations may be created with unusual media or installed in unexpected places.

Temporary installations are defined by an exhibition period of less than one year. Upon installation the artist and artwork will be announced to local and regional arts media through a Citywide press release.The artist and/or sponsoring organization is responsible for funding, installation, insurance, maintenance, timely removal of the artwork, and restoration of the site.

Artists wishing to exhibit work should download the Temporary Installations Application and Checklist.

For application assistance, please contact Kathryn Dippong-Lawson, Community Partnerships Supervisor at 805-658-4720.

Coastal Communities Cancer Center Art ExhibitCoastal Communities Cancer Center

The City of Ventura's Public Art Program, in partnership with Community Memorial Hospital, invites area artists to submit proposals to exhibit original artwork at the Coastal Communities Cancer Center. The primary goal of this exhibit is to inspire residents and visiting patients through the energizing qualities of art. Requests for Proposals to exhibit at the Coastal Communities Cancer Center are accepted year round.