First Friday ARTS DISTRICT is San Diego's biggest FREE art walk! Wander and explore the galleries, museums, artist studios, distinctive shops and dining at historic Liberty Station.
“More and more people are discovering ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, thanks to many long-time museums, galleries, shops and artists-in-residence, and thanks to the recently opened Liberty Public Market and The LOT Cinemas. We want to provide options for San Diego residents and visitors to return and enjoy all we have to offer.” -- Alan Ziter, Executive Director, NTC Foundation
This burgeoning hub for life and culture is a historic destination filled with nearly 120 galleries, museums, artist studios, and distinctive event spaces. Host your special occasion, attend an event, experience unique dining, and Enjoy beautifully restored buildings with lush landscape.
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
This new gathering place within 360 waterfront acres of the former Naval Training Center features historic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, vast landscaped open spaces and plenty of free parking. ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is a destination where visitors and locals can stroll the 100 park-like acres, discover something new each time and make lasting memories. Many of the 38 historic buildings are now bursting with authenticity, heritage, creativity, and innovation. Always changing and evolving, ARTS DISTRICT is a place to create, connect, learn, shop, dine, meet, explore and buy local art.
From artists and dancers to boutique shops, a historic golf course, seasonal holiday ice rink, an array of community event venues, luxury cinemas, local restaurants and a public market, the ARTS DISTRICT abounds with entertainment, annual festivals, and innovative cultural and culinary experiences.
Friday Night Liberty
Experience all the ARTS DISTRICT has to offer is by attending a FREE Friday Night Liberty art walk. Taking place on the first Friday of every month from 5-9 pm, Friday Night Liberty is San Diego’s biggest FREE monthly art event! Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre, and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District. Visitors can start their stroll at the Information Desk in the Dick Laub NTC Command Center at 2640 Historic Decatur Road and pick up a monthly program and District map.
VENUES Liberty Station
This former Naval Training Center, now Liberty Station, provides 10 unique event spaces for your every need. Our historic indoor banquet hall, stunning historic chapel, scenic courtyards, and outdoor park-like settings can easily accommodate public and private events for up to 3000. These picturesque and distinctive venues offer versatile space that can be customized to reflect your individual style and vision. Enjoy a midnight curfew and ample complimentary parking. Our experienced event management team is dedicated to providing attentive service to ensure your event’s success and make your experience memorable.
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