Arts District Liberty Station News: Monthly Art Walk Refreshed With Added Programming And Partnerships

For nearly 10 years, San Diego residents and visitors have made ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station their destination for arts and culture every first Friday, thanks to a community open house called Friday Night Liberty —a fun, fresh, free arts experience.

With the remarkable growth of the ARTS DISTRICT since 2009, and with much more in the DISTRICT for arts lovers to wander, experience and enjoy, event producers at the NTC Foundation are hitting the reset button with a new name and new expanded format.

Arts District Liberty Station

The Best FREE Art Event Renamed

Last April 5th, the event that San Diego Magazine calls the “Best FREE Art Event” has been renamed FIRST FRIDAY ARTS DISTRICT and expanded with additional activities and more programming from community partners for a more energized arts experience. In addition, NTC Foundation is launching a new grant program that will help groups throughout the San Diego region bring their innovative art and performances to the ARTS DISTRICT.

Launching on June 7, FIRST FRIDAY will be supersized each quarter as FIRST FRIDAY ARTS DISTRICT (((amplified))) with live concerts, a craft Beer Garden and a Pop-Up Market so attendees can experience even more creative activities for the mind, heart, soul…and stomach.

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Leading local bands as the stars in Liberty Station Concerts

Scheduled for June 7, September 6, and December 6 in 2019, these bigger and expanded FIRST FRIDAYS will cap the evening with the highly successful Liberty Station Concerts. For the third year, ARTS DISTRICT is partnering with Beer, Food and Music to present leading local bands in fully produced outdoor concerts on the grassy North Promenade.

New Reveille band

June’s FIRST FRIDAY (((amplified))) will feature New Reveille, listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: August 2018.” This five-piece band has been described as “twangy, truck-driving music that runs on classical gas.”

Arts District Liberty Station concert

Check out the new Pop-up Market , too!

Another (((amplified))) enhancement is a new Pop-Up Market, presented in partnership with The Local Bazaar, a local duo known for creating curated markets, offering an eclectic mix of local fashion and handmade and vintage gifts. Their highly successful Holiday Market has been held at Liberty Station since 2016 and has drawn thousands of shoppers and art-seekers. Their team will help activate the outdoor spaces with a curated selection of vendors, artisans and creative activities.

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pop-up market

See you there!