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Friday Night Liberty on August 1st!

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A Friday Night Liberty-
San Diego's Biggest Gallery Walk

Special Happenings: Make it Pop!
The Art, Music and Fashion Pop up of the Year! — 2835 Perry Rd.
Vixen Presents: Live band, fashion show, art installations and fashion vendors for shopping and a free drink with ticket purchase. From 7-11PM

Barracks 14:Tea, Hands-On Art Making and Galleries

Reyna, Carlos Castrejon
Studio C- Barracks 14

The Hot Spot — Will be open for creative fun for the whole family! Come in and choose from the huge selection of pottery; vases, mugs, kids items, dinnerware and more! Learn how to make a chunky candle with colorful wax, fragrances, and top it with bling!

Point Loma Tea — Will be the perfect destination on a hot August night!! We will be sampling two refreshing Iced Teas in our boutique: Point Loma Sea Magic is one of our Signature House Blends - an exquisite black tea with Mango and Passion Fruit. We will also feature our Peppermint herbal tea, like an ocean breeze in a cup! Sample them and then take some home!

San Diego Habitat Conservancy — JMAG Photography will be at San Diego Habitat Conservancy hosting a display of landscape imagery from throughout the Western United States. JMAG Photography seeks to bring the beauty of the world around us closer to home and has partnered with San Diego Habitat Conservancy to document their many preserves and help raise awareness about their local conservation and education efforts in San Diego County.

Studio C –– Nomad’s Project: Each person's life is dictated by precise moments of completion, by goals met and missed, by milestones real and imaginary, by an intrinsic beliefs that grow to ponder and plumb the depth of each act. Members as well as those on the fringe of society play a game of continual adjustment and balance, displaying the loss of the innocence they were gifted at birth. Where do these thoughts go?

    Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!

      Anneville Studio — See a working jewelry studio. Watch as the artist creates gold mokume gane wedding rings by hand with torch, hammer and saw. Great gifts, too ‐ unique, handmade sterling silver and mokume‐gane jewelry. Meet the Artist!

      Outside the Lens — Join OTL as they feature work from 3-12th graders that participated in their summer institutes and camps this summer and participate in a hands on activity! www.outsidethelens.org

      Yellow Book Road Shop for unique Children's Books and toys! Keep your kids reading this summer!

    Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios

      Arte Toscana — Antonio Bandini's work come from the heart, far away from the frenzy of our busy lives, to recreate, to remember and to rebirth an ideal world which gave us true beauty in the Mediterranean land and seascapes." Come meet the Artist and discover the real "passione" of his work!

      Casa Valencia Galeria Baja — Ground Floor- Exceptional paintings, from figurative to abstract, color expression and more.

      Inspirations Gallery and San Diego Writers, InkForeign Favorites from Far and Away-- A group show featuring San Diego artists interpreting the theme.

      Women's Museum of California —Ground Floor- Summer of the 60’s and 70’s; Women Who Changed Our World: The 2nd Wave of Feminism. Take a trip back 50 years in time at the Women's Museum of California to witness the joyful upheaval of the 2nd Wave of Feminism as it unfolded during the two tumultuous decades of the 60s and 70s. Wear your mini skir

      Barracks 19 – Artist Studios and Galleries!

      Atelier de Voyages — Studio 202 - Visit Adele’s studio where you’ll find one-of-a-kind jewelry and a gallery of original artwork. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with light refreshments offered in the studio. Meet the Artist!

      Bravo School of Art —Studio 206- FIG @ Bravo • Figurative Inspiration Group’s Drawings and Paintings of the Human Figure exhibition continues. 17 award-winning artists gather each Tuesday at Bravo to draw and paint from the model. Meeting weekly for almost a decade, FIG members take a unique approach to figure drawing. See free mosaic and other art demonstrations. Art class registration specials.

      Antonio Proa
      La Onda Arte Latino
      Barracks 19

      June Rubin Studio/Gallery —Studio 214 Return to Bali - Still on a Bali High - Come enjoy a delightful array of Rubin original watercolors inspired by trips to Bali. Light refreshments, Meet the Artist from 5-9PM

      La Onda Arte Latino — Ground Floor- Closing reception for our Mermaid Sightings and Art of Antonio Proa Exhibit. See 17 different interpretations of mermaids from artists on both sides of the border and meet some of these amazing artists.

      Lovejoy Creations Studio — Wildlife artist, teacher and muralist, Lovejoy.  The work created here is full of bold color, and movement.   Painting mainly with a palette knife, the soul of each animal emanates through the eyes in each of Lovejoy’s paintings.   As a muralist, Lovejoy. Check out Lovejoy’s classes and portfolio in person and online www.lovejoycreations.com

      M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery — Studio 213- Summer Days/Summer Nights - Artwork by Peggy Fischbeck, fresh florals from Petals on the Point, community art canvas. Meet the Artist!

      M. Straub Studio/Gallery — Studio 212-- Expansion Celebration! Bigger art and a bigger studio are on the horizon. Stop by for details, or stay tuned at www. moniquestraub.com
      Meet the Artist!

      Mod-Est Studio/Gallery — Ground Floor- Kevin Winger relies on spontaneous expression, generous amounts of textured oil paint and warm, reflective metal leaf in his paintings. His work is driven by an intuitive process, embracing fluid movement and bold colors in a lavish and joyful manner. He creates stunning surfaces for you to enjoy. Meet the Artist!

      Portraits for All — 2nd Floor- August is beach weather ! See all the original beach-themed Oil Paintings and more seascapes from the artists fascination with the Pacific Ocean. Military discount 25% entire month of August. Find us in BARRACKS 19 on the 2nd floor. Everybody loves a portrait !

      Chi Chocolat — Stop by for a great selection of artisan chocolate made onsite— the perfect compliment to any romantic meal! Watch for the opening soon of our new expanded café.

    Barracks 17 Event Center and Outdoor Plaza

    A Taste of Mexico, in collaboration with The House of Mexico at Balboa Park , enjoy a night of authentic stylings with Anthony Mendez, Lupita Medrano, and Celina Heredia. Be captivated by dancers performing traditional and modern moves sure to stimulate your creative senses. Presented in partnership with La Onda Arte Latino in Barracks 19.
    Performances from 6-8PM.

    STAR WARS: A Creative Tribute to a Galaxy Far Far Away — We all remember the science fiction space opera with a farmer’s boy that dared to dream, a scoundrel who won the heart of a princess, and a mysterious power simply named The Force. These are the elements of an amazing journey that started in a galaxy far far away...This group exhibit celebrates the work of 70+ students, local San Diego artists, and industry professionals as they pay homage to their Star Wars favorites. Live Music. Cosplay is encouraged. Reception from 6-10PM.

    Building 201: Solare Ristorante and Galleries

    Enjoy Lunch, Dinner or Cocktails at Solare!

    Expressive Arts Institute Play and Create with Clay Everyone loves the hands-on approach to art that playing with clay offers, no matter the experience level. It's soothing, relaxing and grounding to touch and move the clay, which is simply purified earth. Push, roll, smooth, pinch, slap, and shape the clay into a small air-dry sculpture that is yours to take home. Facilitation in "expressive" sculpture making is provided. Open from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

    Solare Ristorante Dine at Solare before or after you enjoy your tour around NTC at Liberty Station’s popular gallery walk. Solare’s is an authentic Southern Italian restaurant with a focus on farm-to-table ingredients and dishes. The Executive Chef, Accursio, was just named San Diego’s Best Chef and Solare was also named San Diego’s Best Italian Restaurant. You will love the food, dining in their eclectic rooms or just hang out for a drink at the full bar or patio.

New Exhibit Now Open! Building 201 Gallery

See sample menus, original recipes that fed thousands and learn why the best time of a sailor’s day was Chow Time!

The Gallery Building 202

    Mostly Mortal- A New Exhibition by Vicki Walsh

    Hanging Garden, Arlene Fisch
    Visions Art Museum- Building 202

    San Diego Watercolor Society — Opera NEO, a summer training program for opera singers, will perform at the San Diego Watercolor Society. Ten performers bring to life the drama and intrigue of Opera! This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy art and opera! Begins at 6:30PM.

    Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + TextilesView the Hanging Garden of California created by San Diego artist Arline Fisch; plus 30 Quilts for 30 Years celebrating Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s 30 years of award winning quilts; and Tracings, richly textured painted and quilted works by Colorado artist, Deidre Adams.

    Building 175: Dance Place San Diego

      Mandell Weiss Gallery Renowned San Diego Artist Lynn Schuette presents Body Paint: New and Selected Works Informed by the Human Figure and Dance.

FREE Open Artist Studios,NTC at Liberty Station
Galleries and Performances
Every First Friday - Starting at 5pm
NTC @ Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road,
San Diego 92106

Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station's Arts & Cultural District.  Free parking. Free Admission.  The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.


Friday Night Liberty Annual Sponsors:

Bank of America

Financial support for Friday Night Liberty is provided in part to the NTC Foundation by Bank of America,, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, the County of San Diego and The Heller Foundation of San Diego

Next Friday Night Liberty – September 5