Local artists’ banners on sale

VISTA — The Public Arts Commission is currently hosting a silent auction of three Celebrate Vista banners at Gallery 204, located at 204 Main Street. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from noon to 6 p.m. The auction will end Nov. 16.
Each artist will receive an award of one-half of the auction price. The minimum bid is $90.
“This is an opportunity for community members to buy a piece of local art and give back to the Public Arts Commission at the same time,” Bill Fortmueller, interim director of Recreation & Community Services, said. “While half of the proceeds go directly back to the artists, the rest funds other public art projects, bringing more art to Vista.”
The Public Arts Commission is also promoting the sale of the first Kites Over Vista exhibit. Prices have been set by the artists and two have already been purchased. “Big Blue Kite” by Robert Rochin has been purchased and donated to the city and will remain on display in its current location at the corner of Santa Fe and Main Street. “Tail Spin” by Melissa Ralston was also purchased and has been donated to Alta Vista Gardens for display in their gardens.
The purpose of the Public Arts Commission is to promote and support the public display and public appreciation of art in the city of Vista. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Finance Conference Room at City Hall. For more information about the Public Arts Commission, contact Bill Fortmueller at (760) 726-1340, ext.1148 or at bfortmueller@cityofvista.com. To learn more about the Kites Over Vista sculptures, visit www.cityofvista.com.


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