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Arts District Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, California 92106
Experience all the ARTS DISTRICT has to offer 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, theater and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District. Visitors can start their stroll at the Dick Laub NTC Command Center — 2640 Historic Decatur Road and pick up a monthly program and District map. Learn more NTCFoundation.org
April 6, 2018 Highlights
How do you “Arts + Culture?” City of San Diego arts funding is facing a devastating 31% cut. This would decimate free community programs like Friday Night Liberty and arts programs in the schools. Let your voice be heard and help stop City budget cuts to the arts! At FNL you’ll find several creative “How I Arts + Culture” Selfie Spots. Take a photo and post your support for the arts. #Rise4Arts
MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES
San Diego Ballet invites you to join for a sneak peek at their upcoming show, Dance Gallery. See excerpts from emerging choreographers from the San Diego Ballet professional company. Dance Gallery is a one-of-a-kind mixed rep production that offers an unique perspective into our company of artists. Performances at 6:00 and 7:00 PM in the Dorothea Laub Dance Place room #207 (Second Floor) — 2650 Truxtun Rd. (Building 175)
Malashock Dance & The Malashock Dance School's Junior Company and kids classes welcome guests for two 15-20 minute student shows in Abbe Wolfsheimer Studio (Second Floor) at Dorothea Laub Dance Place — 2650 Truxtun Rd. (Building 175)
The San Diego Shakespeare Society is honored to perform two Shakespeare short performances in site-specific locations around the Arts District Liberty Station. Come along for the adventure and see Shakespeare come alive through spoken word, music and dance by students featured in the Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival. Then see all the performances on April 28th, where more than 500 students perform 10-minute scenes in Balboa Park. 20-minute performances will be at the Liberty Public Market Fire pit at 7:00, and the Barracks 14 Plaza Boat at 7:40.
Recreational Music Center’s Open Mic Night is back with «Teacher Feature», a spotlight on our new vocal/piano instructor McKenna Slack. McKenna will perform a few songs and discuss her journey to becoming a professional singer. This classically trained soprano and was most recently featured in the chorus of San Diego Opera's production of «Turandot» from 5:30 — 8:30 PM in Studio 201 at 2590 Truxtun Road.
Bravo School Of Art hosts Internationally known, award-winning performing and recording artist Kevin Roth to give a concert and talk about “Musical-Art”, a Bravo School of Art class incorporating painting, building and playing the Mountain Dulcimer. Join Kevin from 7:00 — 7:45 PM in Barracks 19, Second Floor.
Girlboy is what you get when a girl rapper and a boy singer hit it off. A funky fusion of folk and hip hop, Girlboy inhabits a space between feel-good dance band and introspective synthpop songwriting team. See their performance along the North Promenade arcade.
Terie's Imaginarium hosting Hawaiian Artist, Sophia Keel. Swept in with the warm winds of Hawaii comes to share her watercolor paintings of ocean life. Stop by to see her demonstrate her skills in block print making and have her design an intricate henna just for you. Barracks 15.
Red Dot Studio 2 features the works of Susan Salazar and Lisa Bryson. Meet the artis and join in their process to help create an Interactive Community Painting! Every visitor is encouraged to make their mark on a single panel that will be transformed by the artist Lisa Bryson in time for the next first Friday. Come back and see what becomes of your mark of participation! 6:30 – 8:30 PM IN Barracks 19, Second Floor.
San Diego Comic Art Gallery introduces “Date Night with the Kids” Yes, it’s possible. The Gallery along with Traveling Stories teaming up to host family night for San Diego. While kids read and earn prizes with Traveling Stories volunteers in the StoryTent, everyone is welcome to the Gallery to meet the writers of the popular comics such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and Hanazuki. They will be signing comics and answering questions about your favorite characters and what it's like to be a comic book writer! The Gallery will also be hosting a donation bar with all profits going to Traveling Stories. Traveling Stories is a San Diego-based nonprofit that specializes in helping kids fall in love with reading by the 4th grade. From 5:00 – 9:00 PM in Barracks 3.
M Fischbeck Studio Gallery features The sights and sounds of Spring themed works by California Impressionist Peggy Fischbeck as well as a community art project where visitors are invited to join in the painting process. Also enjoy a Stage 4 performance by local jazz band! Barracks 19.
Gilmore Family Jewelers is joining MK Envision Galleries to showcase some new designs. Look for limited edition jewelry made with watermelon tourmaline slabs, roman glass beads, imperial topaz rough crystal and hand formed sterling silver. A carefully selected collection to compliment the stunning photography found at MK Envision Galleries in Barracks 17.
Liberty Public Market’s corridors are now filled with art of all kinds! Eat, drink and stroll the indoor Mess Hall and enjoy the newly installed exhibit by nearly 100 established & emerging artists. The marketplace is one of San Diego’s largest FREE indoor art exhibit. Curated by Liberty Station’s own portrait artist, NANCY TOKOS fine art (Barracks 14).
San Diego Brain Injury Foundation hosts Sam Laisure and his photography. Sam, also known as Sunset Sam, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in 1978. Following years of rehabilitation his mother sent him a $5.00 disposable camera and he started taking sunset photos. To his surprise, he realized he had a real talent for taking beautiful photos. Through this medium, he has experienced a great deal of healing, both physically and emotionally. Sam loves sharing the beauty of nature through his art. Stop by to see Sam's art, learn more about the S.D. Brain Injury, and pick up some resources. Barracks 16, Second Floor.
Market Street Studio Gallery features the Exhibit of Carol del Tufo Harmon, original works of art on canvas. The arts works explore the beauty of abstract in the human figure. Spanning a career of over thirty years, Carol’s experienced artistic eye leads us through her paintings with interest and excitement. 6:00 — 8:00 PM in Barracks 14, Second Floor.
Expressive Arts Institute features the «Recovering the Artist VII: Returning to Hope» the seventh annual return of a show that is themed not by the content of the artwork, but by the life experience of the artists. This juried exhibition is selected from the works of San Diego area artists who include recovery as a part of their identity. This might be recovery from addiction, trauma, illness physical or mental, or losses and grief. And yet the show often produces optimistic and forward looking pieces. In past years, participants have ranged from wounded warriors to homeless teens. Located in the Martha Pace Swift Gallery in Building 201.
Market Street Studio Gallery invites you to explore new artwork as the Gallery / Studio celebrates the opening of the hallway gallery upstairs in Barracks 14.
New Americans Museum presents Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds an exhibit featuring a video installation of the documentary, The Legacy of Heart Mountain, plus enjoy The Bill of Rights a multimedia exhibit about the founding documents of our Nation. 5:00 — 8:00 PM. Building 202.
Martha Pace Swift Gallery hosts the «Cadence + Complexity» exhibition by artist Michelle Josey. Josey is an emerging painter and interdisciplinary local artist, where her beautifully balanced works read in every direction, a diversity of narratives pulsing with rhythm and chaotic motion. 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Building 201, Second Floor.
San Diego Watercolor Society invites you to their artists' reception including wine, food and the fellowship of other art enthusiasts. 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Building 202.
EAS Art Studio features a new series of abstract works. 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Barracks 17.
Apricot Yarn & Supply stop by and check out their shop, it will be open for social knitting and refreshments. Also, class sign-ups are available at this time. 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Barracks 19.
Kevin Winger Fine Artist's Mod-Est Studio Gallery showcases current works by San Diego fine artist Kevin Winger. 5:00 – 8:30 PM. Barracks 19.
Lauren LeVieux Artist Studio — at Liberty Station Barracks 16 will be presenting a series of oil paintings stop by to see what she has been doing. All art for sale- cards, mousepads and original oil paintings. 5:00 — 9:00 PM. Barracks 16.
Comickaze — Liberty Station — Barracks 15 open 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Barracks 15.
Point Loma Tea open till 6:30 PM in Barracks 14.
NANCY TOKOS fine art offers original oil paintings by the ARTS DISTRICT portrait artist, Nancy Tokos. 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM in Barracks 14.
The Hot Spot Pottery Painting Candle Making & More open until 9:00 PM, invites you to get crafty in February! Check out fun items like lanterns, dinnerware, mugs, goblets, beer steins and tons of fun, functional items for the kids. Barracks 14.
Kid Ventures will be open to parents for Drop Off Childcare, drop your kids off at Kid Ventures anytime between 4:00 PM — 8:00 PM at 2865 Sims Road San Diego, CA 92106.
For more information about Friday Night Liberty events contact Andrew Waltz at (619) 573-9304 or [email protected]