Arts & Culture

Community Events Calendar

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The City's Community Events Calendar is available to support arts, culture, entertainment and other public events in the community.

Upcoming Events

Tiny Art Show Reception Tiny canvas art
  • Wednesday, November 1st
  • 5 - 7 pm
  • Moorpark Library: 699 Moorpark Avenue
All ages are invited to an art show and reception featuring a special exhibit of tiny works of art created by Moorpark patrons! Celebrate art and creativity as you enjoy light refreshments with the artists at the Library.
Visit the 2023 Tiny Art Show webpage for more information.
Local Author Showcase & BooksaleLocal Author Showcase banner
  • Saturday, November 18th
  • 1 - 4 pm
  • Moorpark Library: 699 Moorpark Avenue
This family-friendly event will feature a wide range of talented writers from Ventura County. Chat with authors, pick up signed copies of their books, and learn more about the writing process. Support our local authors and celebrate the power of the written word!
Visit the Library's Local Author Events webpage for details and information about the authors.

Arts Master Plan

Moorpark Arts Master Plan Cover Art Opens in new windowOn October 6, 2021 the Moorpark City Council adopted the City's first Arts Master Plan. The Arts Master Plan is the result of a robust public input campaign and detailed evaluation of the City's current policies and procedures related to public art. The Plan provides a blueprint for aligning the City's priorities with those of the community and offers short and long-term direction for program activities.

View the City of Moorpark Arts Master Plan here!

Art In Public Places

The City brings public art to the Moorpark community through the Art In Public Places program. This program requires certain development projects to either provide art work on site (as a part of the project construction), or to pay an in-lieu fee which is then used by the City to develop and maintain public art projects throughout the community.

Moorpark Orchard Title GraphicComing Soon:  Moorpark Train Station North Parking Lot Public Art Project
Title: "Moorpark Orchard"
Artist: Eric Powell
Location: 300 E High Street (Moorpark Train Station North Parking Lot)

The City's newest public art installation will feature eight "tree" sculptures celebrating Moorpark's agricultural and industrial heritage.

Visit the project information page for more information.

We Are One Family Sculpture at Ruben Castro Human Services Center
"We Are One Family"
Ruben Castro Human Services Center
Artist: John Fischer
April 2012

Moorpark Public Art Projects

To date the City has installed a number of noteworthy public art projects, including:

  • The Thin Blue Line Sculpture at the Police Services Center
  • LithoMosaics & Bronze Toad at Arroyo Vista Recreation Center
  • Mammoth Bone Sculpture at Mammoth Highlands Park
  • The “We Are One Family” sculpture at Ruben Castro Human Services Center
  • Veterans’ Memorial, located at the corner of Flinn Avenue and Spring Road
  • The monument to Victims and Heroes of 911, located at the corner of Tierra Rejada Road and Mountain Trail Street 

Additionally, a number of private projects have incorporated public art as a required element of project construction including: stone sculptures and fountain at The Village At Moorpark, rock sculpture and fountain at the Freeway Business Center, fountains in Tuscany Square, bronze sculpture in Campus Plaza, sculpture and fountain in Moorpark Marketplace, fountain and sculpture at Moorpark Country Club, stone sculpture at Patriot Commerce Center, stone sculpture and fountain in the Mission Bell Plaza.

Additional information about public art in our community can be found in the City of Moorpark Public Art Survey:

  • CLICK HERE to view the photographic survey of existing and potential public art locations.


For more information about the City’s Art In Public Places Program contact:

Chris Ball
Senior Management Analyst
(805) 517-6217