Art & Live Music Take To The Outdoors This August At ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun in the sun is far from over. Art & live music at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is the perfect place to soak up these last few days of Summer with friends and family.

From the return of ArtWalk to outdoor live music, interactive free classes and more, San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District is helping you fill up the rest of your summer calendar.

First Friday at ARTS DISTRICT | August 4

Art & Live Music ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Immerse yourself in art this Friday with a variety of activities, art exhibitions, workshops and more from ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station’s artists. You can check out the full lineup of things to enjoy here with a highlight below.

  • Apt 4 Music’s First Friday at Carruth Cellars is coming back on August 4! From 5PM to 8PM, attendees of all ages are welcome to stop by and enjoy a free evening of live music featuring musicians from ARTS DISTRICT’s own, Apt 4 Music.
  • San Diego Watercolor Society is pleased to present the opening of a water-based media exhibition titled “Under the Moon.” The opening reception will take place Friday, August 4 from 5PM to 8PM and will feature over 95 ready-to-hang original paintings.
  • Mockingbird Improv is thrilled to be hosting “All Hands on Deck,” a wild and wacky improv game show from 9PM to 10:15PM.
  • Veltz Fine Art Gallery will be hosting a closing reception for their exhibition titled “Vital,” which features works from three artists including Kenda Francis, Laura Lehmnan, and Colleen Veltz and raises awareness for the local Project Wildlife under the guardianship of the Humane Society from 3PM to 8PM.
  • San Diego Craft Collective will have their doors open for a community mending event taking place from 5PM to 7PM. Kids and adults are also welcome to stop by the studio for a free Vision Board craft.
  • Lauren LeVieux welcomes the community into her studio to browse her newest Cityscapes art collection from 5PM to 8PM.

Artwalk @ Liberty Station | August 5-6

Artwalk Liberty Station

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station returns to Ingram Plaza August 5-6 at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. This year marks 18 years of the fine arts show which brings visual arts to the historic San Diego community all weekend long. 

Attendees can peruse through the lush lawn browsing artwork and enjoying food, wine and beer, and live entertainment at the two-day, free event. This year’s event will showcase the creativity in the form of painting, photography, glass and ceramic art, jewelry, and sculpture from more than 175 artists from all across the US and Mexico.

Some of ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station’s very own artists will have a booth including June RubinKaterina Husar LazarovaMichele Pruyn, and Susie Zol and Denise Cerro from F1VEart. Attendees can also enjoy various interactive art activities including the kid friendly KidsWalk area featuring several hands-on activities.

ARTS DISTRICT Summer Music Series | August 13

Outdoor Summer Music Series at Liberty Station

Get ready for the return of ARTS DISTRICT Summer Music Series on Sunday, August 13, from 4PM to 7PM on the North Promenade. Bringing old-school country with a cosmic west coast twist to ARTS DISTRICT, Kimmi Bitter and The Westside Twang will transport guests on a retro journey to the 60s with nostalgic original songs.

The singer-songwriter’s collection gravitates towards traditional country, reverbed out western riffs, old-fashioned rock-n-roll, and hints of California psychedelia.

Attendees will be able to dance to the beat of the music, bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the free concert, or sip on cold beverages from Stone Brewing’s outdoor patio area.

Master Class Series | August 26

The Rosin Box Project

Grab your dancing shoes, because The Rosin Box Project and San Diego Dance Theater will be collaborating on a free Master Class Series for students this month on Saturday, August 26 from 12PM to 2PM.

Taught by world-renowned professional artists, the entire series will feature four public classes hosted at San Diego Dance Theater’s Light Box Theater (2590 Truxtun Rd, Suite 205).

Pre-Register Now!

San Diego Dance Theater

The classes are free and open to the public, with pre-registration strongly encouraged as classes may fill up quickly. This program was made possible through a collaborative grant awarded by NTC Foundation with generous support from Bank of Southern California, RiverRock Real Estate Group and The Parker Foundation.

Each class offers the opportunity to connect with a different facet of the contemporary dance world and brings new perspective to the greater community. This month’s class will be taught by Rande Dorn and interested students can pre-register here.

Sing For Hope Piano | On Display Now!

From the Bronx to Beirut, the Sing for Hope Pianos program is a global arts initiative that creates artist-designed pianos; places them in public spaces for anyone and everyone to enjoy; then transports and activates them year-round in permanent

homes including schools, hospitals, transit hubs, refugee camps, and community-based organizations.. This month, one piano from the program will be calling ARTS DISTRICT home. Local student, Makena Stumpo, and artist, Liam Koett, partnered to create a Sing

for Hope Piano which will be on display at ARTS DISTRICT from July 29th through August 31st. Guests are invited to enjoy this work of art and even play some music when visiting its location near Building 202 on Dewey Road.

Summer Camps

Mike Oolong pottery

Milk Oolong Pottery

Learn skills on the pottery wheel, sculpting, hand-building, and surface decoration to create a variety of projects. Offering nine 5-day sessions, summer camp classes are available through August 18 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM.

Banyan Tree Educational Services

Avoid the ‘Summer slide’ and get your kids ahead for the next school year with 6 weeks of targeted literacy and math instruction with a credentialed teacher.

Running through July 28 from 8AM to 12PM, students entering second to sixth grade will learn important skills necessary for navigating their path to success. Additional personalized and one-on-one learning opportunities are available through August 25 at their Liberty Station location.

Bilingual Kids

Art & Live Music ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Enjoy weekly themed weeks through August 12 featuring Spanish, Mandarin and ESL. Each week will conclude with a Fiesta/派对/Party. In each session, your children will embark on new experiences, and make friendships, all the while learning and enhancing their language skills. All levels are welcome and there are Full Day, Half Day and Single Day options available. Weekly camps run through August 11.

Monart School of Art

Embrace your inner artist with half-day drawing and mixed media art camps. Weekly camps run through August 25 with each week featuring a different theme including ocean fun, cartoons, amazing animals, fantasy & fiction and more.

Monart Art School

San Diego Craft Collective

Kids are welcome to enjoy fun, hands on projects in a specific area of interest at their wide variety of kids camps this Summer including woodworking, wood & clay, fashion design, sewing basics and gardening. Weekly camps run through August 11.

About ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Arts District Liberty Station

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District located in historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center in the Liberty Station neighborhood, near Downtown on San Diego Bay. With 100 park-like acres, the ARTS DISTRICT is home to over 100 museums and galleries, artist studios, dance companies, fine dining, creative retail and other organizations that showcase San Diego’s creative community and provide innovative experiences for the public. Click here for more info.

See you there, San Diego!

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