March into Creative Arts and Culture Experiences at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Spring has almost sprung, and there is no better way to celebrate the season than in San Diego’s largest arts and culture district, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, this March!

With everything from kid-friendly floral workshops and creative First Friday events to exciting exhibitions, ARTS DISTRICT is the ultimate destination to make the most of springtime in San Diego.

Liberty Station

FIRST FRIDAY at ARTS DISTRICT | March 1

Wander and observe all there is to offer at ARTS DISTRICT with various art exhibitions, workshops, and more during this month’s First Friday.

You can view the entire lineup of events here, with a few highlights listed below:

Mockingbird Improv

Mockingbird Improv is hosting a night full of laughs and improvisations. Starting at 7 PM, Lyrics & Laughs will be a family-friendly show where vocal performances create the basis for improv scenes.

At 8:30 PM, Friday Night Flix kicks off with guests improvising movie scenes, followed by All Hands On Deck!, an improv game show meant for mature audiences, at 10 PM.

RVSP here.

Ana Galena Floral Studio

Ana Galena Floral Studio will open her doors for Open Studio Flower Fridays from 4 PM to 6:30 PM! You’re welcome to stop by and create two free floral arrangements.

Ana Galena Floral Studio

Bring two recycled glass bottles; one for you to put your flowers in and the other to give to that person who needs a floral smile.

Free First Friday Dance Class

Join new Emerging Artist recipient Joyce Lien Kushner and TILTshift Dance at the Free First Friday Dance Class. This month’s class will focus on Contemporary Floorwork, and teens and adults of all experience levels are invited to stop by.

Sign up here to secure a space.

Artistic works from ARTS DISTRICT’s very own artists are now on display in the Command Center Gallery through March 15. Be sure to stop by during First Friday or on any day of the week between 11 AM and 4 PM to view the free exhibition.

Leslye Villaseñor Open Studio

Join Emerging Artist, Leslye Villaseñor, at her Open Studio event taking place in Suite 104 in Barracks 19 from 2 PM to 5 PM. Leslye will be painting live and sharing about what she has been working on during her ARTS DISTRICT Emerging Artist residency.

Oh! San Diego Tour at Arts District Liberty Station | March 9

Get ready to explore everything ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station has to offer! Liberty Station will be taking part in Open House (OH!) San Diego’s largest, free architectural festival happening Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10.

Presented by the San Diego Architectural Foundation, OH! San Diego promotes San Diego’s urban environment, offering behind-the-scenes access and knowledge about San Diego’s most picturesque buildings and public spaces.

Come down to ARTS DISTRICT on Saturday, March 9 for a tour with Director of the Liberty Station Community Association, Laurie Albrecht, from 1 PM to 2 PM or with President & CEO of the NTC Foundation, Lisa Johnson, from 3 PM to 4 PM.

ARTS DISTRICT artists and creatives, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Liberty Station’s unique history!

Kids Bloom With Ana Galena Floral Studio | March 9

Calling all aspiring young florists to North Promenade for a Kids Bloom workshop on North Promenade! Hosted by Ana Galena Floral Studio, Kids Bloom empowers children to spread joy, love, and kindness in the world one flower at a time.

Arts District Liberty Station March

Taking place from 12 PM to 2 PM on Saturday, March 9, parents and their kids are invited to take part in a free floral arrangement class. Kids will create two beautiful flower compositions—one to keep and one to spread kindness—with the help of experienced florist Ana Galena.

No registration is required, but get there early to ensure there is a full stock of flowers. All you need to bring along is two empty jars!

Vision Museum of Textile Art Exhibits | Now through April 27

Visions Museum of Textile Art is bustling with various stunning exhibits on display now!

Sense of Place

Budapest-based fiber artist, Eszter Bornemisza, recently unveiled his new exhibit titled “Sense of Place.” Using recycled paper and textiles printed with fragmented, distorted city plans, the exhibit symbolizes the evolution of our societal narratives alongside evolving urban structures.

Tiny Pieces, Vast Visions

Four contemporary art quilters—Deb Cashatt, Susan Lapham, Niraja Lorenz, and Irene Roderick—come together to present a fiber arts exhibition titled “Tiny Pieces, Vast Visions.”

Through the exhibition, the artists invite you to explore the boundless possibilities of ‘piecing,’ or the practice of assembling and sewing different pieces of fabric together.

The Guardian Quilts

Merging personal creativity with the age-old tradition of quilt making, Austin-based fiber artist, Irene Roderick, presents “The Guardian Quilts.” Calling upon viewers to contemplate art as both functional and beautiful, her pieces challenge the perception of quilts as solely utilitarian.

All three exhibitions will be displayed at Visions Museum of Textile Art now through Saturday, April 27.

ARTS DISTRICT invites you to stop by Delana Delgado’s gallery exhibit in Gallery 201 (2820 Roosevelt Rd, 2nd Floor).

Titled AROUND THE WAY GIRL, the photography exhibit captures a glimpse of Delana’s story and the profound influence of culture, women, tradition, and la comunidad on her artistic journey.

Preferring unposed or candid moments, Delana shoots on 35mm analog cameras as a representation of fleeting moments. Her solo debut invites you to intimately explore not just her own life but also the various communities that resonate with her work.

Curated by Dinah Poellnitz, the exhibit will be on display in Gallery 201 through April 30, 2024.

Around the way girl art exhibition

New Studio in ARTS DISTRICT | Now Open!

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is excited to welcome a new artist studio this month. Known for her abstracted waterscapes and landscapes, Melissa Marquadt will be opening her doors in Barracks 15 to the public.

Hailing from Southern California, Melissa is a self-taught artist who started by painting residential murals and faux finishes in the mid-1990s but transitioned to freelance graphic design in 2002.

In 2016, Melissa decided she was ready to pick the brushes back up and has been creating contemporary abstract works inspired by the natural and earthy tones that surround her home in Encinitas ever since.

Anyone who finds themselves walking around ARTS DISTRICT is invited to pop in and say hello!

See you there!

Click here to know more.

See you there, San Diego!

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