Art Opportunities

Coastal Communities Cancer Center- Art Exhibit

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

Mural Design

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.
Mural Design Approval Guidelines
Artist Waiver for Murals
Visual Artists Rights Acts
Mural Design Information Form
California Art Preservation Act
Sign Regulations
To make an appointment for mural review or for further information please contact Acting Community Partnerships Manager, Cary Glenn, at 805-658-4793 or at [email protected]

Bell Arts Factory mural by MB
​Hanraham; photo by Jessica Lucas

Temporary Installations

The City of Ventura's Public Art Program offers a unique opportunity for artists to temporarily install their works 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 (PDF) and Checklist (PDF).
For application assistance, please contact Cary Glenn, Acting Community Partnerships Manager at 805-658-4793.

"Sit Down and Play" 2015
​installation by MB Hanrahan and
​Vita Art Center Teens

Think Outside the Box

Since 2007 individual artists, teams of artists, students, schools, community organizations of all ages and patrons have made neighborhood sidewalks and street corners a livelier experience for pedestrians thanks to their partnership with the City of Ventura Public Art Program. “Think Outside the Box” is a streetscape showcase for talented local artists and community members to transform street light utility boxes and boxes that house traffic signal controllers into new public artworks. 
Listing of artists with a map of completed utility boxes
Donor funding is needed to continue this project. Artists and patrons may apply anytime as the project is ongoing as funding becomes available.
Think Outside the Box application for artists and donors
Think Outside the Box template for your proposed design
Treasure Box

"Treasure Box" by Stefan
​Verstappen (below) evokes
​"the box of hopes and
​ dreams" that Ventura's
​Chinese settlers brought
​with them to the New World.