Friends of NTC is a membership group of community-minded people and businesses integral to the success of the not-for-profit NTC Foundation and its advancement of San Diego's premier center for arts, culture and creativity, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.

The NTC Foundation began expertly renovating this historic Naval Training Center property in 2000 and is currently dedicated to community building and furthering the ARTS DISTRICT'S success as it honors our Navy past while building for the future.  Friends support everything happening in the ARTS DISTRICT including programs like Liberty School arts programs for youth, refinishing dance floors at Dance Place, keeping the 26 historic former Navy buildings shipshape and more!

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is a destination filled with nearly 120 galleries, museums, artists, studios, makers, creators and unique dining experiences, all bursting with life and culture...with more to come!  Join the Friends with your annual membership and enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of up and coming venues and special "members only" events centered on our unique arts, culture and culinary tenants.

Join us and become a "Friend" of San Diego's new, innovative and exciting ARTS DISTRICT!

Join the Friends of NTC

Friends of NTC“NTC wants You!” be a Recruit ...or a Commander ...or even an Admiral when you join the “Friends of NTC.”

Your membership at any level will assure our historic buildings stay “shipshape” AND we can advance the success of the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. Memberships begin at the $50 Recruit level all the way to $1000 Admiral’s Circle.

Recognize Your Loved One with a Dedicated Rosebush

Rose Bush DedicationHonor your loved one with a gift that recognizes unshakable love, commitment, trust and perseverance.

The NTC Foundation offers you a special opportunity to dedicate a beautiful rose bush in the Sybil Stockdale Rose Garden at NTC in the heart of the NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station…a new destination that itself has bloomed into a San Diego landmark.

A commemorative plaque with your personal message will be implanted adjacent to your designated rosebush. This is a limited opportunity with only 110 tribute rose bushes available. Your $500 donation to the NTC Foundation will be used to help preserve the historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center and their new mission as the NTC Arts & Culture District.


Support Liberty School

Liberty School For the past six years the NTC Foundation has provided an innovation education program for at-risk youth called The Liberty School. Over 1000 students have gone through the program, and nearly 20 Resident Arts & Culture Groups have participated, making this one of the most unique and impactful arts education outreach programs. This is a program that relies 100% on donations – all funds pay artists and instructors.



Point Loma Legacy Project

Point Loma Legacy ProjectNeed: $3 million; Secured: $1.28 million

The Point Loma Legacy Campaign is a community effort, led by long-time Point Loma residents Roberta and Malin Burnham, to commemorate Point Loma’s history and leadership through sponsorship of the restoration of the NTC Command Center. A special feature of the NTC Command Center is the historic display honoring the Point Loma families and many Peninsula attributes that contributed to the growth of San Diego. Leadership support for this project has been generously given by the Burnham Family, the Hervey Family Fund, the Peter Peckham Family, and Conrad Prebys. Join us today as we honor our past and celebrate the future of a new Point Loma landmark.