Summer Means Art, Music, & More at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Find a new favorite pastime outdoors and bask in the sun at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station this July! As summer sets in, this vibrant arts and culture center will be hosting a diverse array of experiences and activities.

Shop around at the new pop-up market at the North Promenade, nurture your reading skills at Reading Legacies of Visions Museum of Textile Art, groove to the beat at the ARTS DISTRICT Summer Music Series, and so much more!

Outdoors at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Come Outdoors at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

No matter your age or expertise, with so many options to choose from, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

First Friday at ARTS DISTRICT | July 5

Check out the various art exhibitions, workshops, and more during this month’s First Friday at ARTS DISTRICT. You can view the entire lineup of events here.

Highlights include:

  • Faces By Miche

Faces By Miche just opened their doors in ARTS DISTRICT and welcomes you to stop by for their Grand Opening Party on Friday, July 5, from 4 PM to 8 PM.

Located in studio 201 in Barracks 16, Faces by Miche believes art is therapy. Join them to create some magic of your own!

  • 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.

Installations at the Station Community Painting Day With Panca | July 13

Enjoy a community painting day and lend a helping hand to superstar artist Paola Villaseñor, aka PANCA, as she completes her Installations at the Station installation at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.

On Saturday, July 13, from 1 PM to 4 PM, you’ll have the chance to get hands-on with art and add your own unique touch to a vibrant mural that will be a lasting part of ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station!

Painters of all experience levels are welcome to stop by and are encouraged to wear clothing they don’t mind getting a little paint on.

Bilingual Story at Visions Museum of Textile Art | July 20

Join Visions Museum of Textile Art for a Bilingual Story Time this July. Taking place every third Saturday from May to September, this month’s class on Saturday, July 20, from 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM, will focus on quilting with the story of “The Quilt Story” in both English and Spanish translations.

Following the reading, you’ll craft your very own fabric collage.

These monthly events allow community members to come together to celebrate cultural exchange, literacy, and artistic expression. The event is free and open to everyone, so be sure to stop by!

Reading Legacies Story Hour | July 20

Calling bibliophiles of all ages! Reading Legacies will be hosting their Monthly Family Story Hour from 3 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, July 20 on the first floor of Barracks 15. This free event promises to be an afternoon filled with laughter, learning, and literary wonders.

Reading Legacies encourages reading together with family and friends to facilitate supportive relationships. This month, you’ll also receive a special coupon for Joyride Bookshop. The Story Hour will take place every third Saturday of each month through the end of the year.

Outdoors at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Good Faith and ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station Market | July 21

Attention all shoppers: there’s a new market in town! Stop by the North Promenade on Sunday, July 21, from 12 PM to 5 PM to shop wares and art from local artists.

As the latest collaboration between Good Faith and ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, the market will offer artists, small businesses, and vendors in the local community a platform to showcase and sell their goods and services to a wider audience.

This collaborative initiative seeks to further the mission of providing a nurturing environment for artists to develop, express themselves, and thrive while also fostering a secure space for learning and creativity.

The Good Faith and ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station Market will be held on the North Promenade every third Sunday of the month through September.

ARTS DISTRICT Summer Music Series | July 28

Get ready for the return of ARTS DISTRICT Summer Music Series every fourth Sunday of the month from June to September.

This year, in honor of World Design Capital’s first binational designation of Tijuana and San Diego, ARTS DISTRICT is spotlighting four bands celebrating a variety of Latin American genres.

This month, Sonido de la Frontera will take the stage on Sunday, July 28. With music best described as a combination of Soundsystem culture, hip-hop production aesthetic, and the sounds of Latin America’s most prolific dance music, cumbia, the trio induces the spirit of both culture and rebellion. 

The Summer Music Series takes place from 4 PM to 7 PM on the North Promenade. Grab a picnic blanket and enjoy the free concert from the lawn, or indulge in refreshing beverages at Stone Brewing‘s outdoor patio area while you dance along!

Outdoors at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

To wrap up her 18-month Emerging Artist residency in ARTS DISTRICT, Leslye Villaseñor is showcasing a solo exhibition in Gallery 201 titled “Y lo que el viento no se lleva, en la tierra queda.”

In this final showcase, Villaseñor presents a series of paintings capturing concealed objects and their surrounding landscapes.

Drawing inspiration from items discovered in the Otay Valley Regional Park in South San Diego, the exhibition highlights cherished possessions left behind by the families of those who perished in the park.

Each object bears a poignant narrative from its past, brought to life through Villaseñor’s evocative paintings. This culminating exhibit will be on display in Gallery 201 (2820 Roosevelt Rd, 2nd Floor).

Summer Camps – Enroll Now!

Milk Oolong Pottery: Learn skills on the pottery wheel, sculpting, hand-building, and surface decoration to create a variety of projects. Offering four different sessions, Kids Pottery Camp classes will be held June 10 through August 9 from 9 AM to 11 AM.

Monart School of Art: Embrace your inner artist with half-day drawing and mixed-media art camps. Weekly camps run from June 10 through August 9, with each week featuring a different theme, including ocean fun, cartoons, amazing animals, fantasy and fiction, and more.

San Diego Craft Collective: Kids are welcome to enjoy fun, hands-on projects in a specific area of interest, including woodworking, game making, fiber arts, fashion design, sewing basics, and more. Weekly camps begin June 10 and run through August 16.

San Diego Dance Theater: Hone your dance technique and learn from some of the best teachers in the area at SDDT’s annual Summer Workshop. The all-day workshops will run from 9 AM to 6 PM from July 8 through July 19.

The New Haven: Preschool camps in Montessori-inspired classrooms and an outdoor garden. Camps begin in July.

Creative Academy of San Diego: Families and students ages nine and up are invited to sign up for creative Sculpting (9 AM to 12 PM), drawing (1 PM to 3 PM), and painting (4 PM to 7 PM) lessons at the ArtQuest Summer Camps. The weekly camps run from June 10 through August 10.

San Diego Ballet School: Learn various dance techniques taught by experienced teachers in Ballet, Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Jazz, Character, Modern, Tap, and Progressing Ballet Technique. The weekly Summer Camps run from 9:30 AM to 3 PM from July 8 through July 26.

New Tenants in ARTS DISTRICT | Now Open!

Next time you’re in ARTS DISTRICT, give a warm welcome to Hawaii Fluid Art, who just opened their doors in Barracks 15.

Devoted to offering artists of every skill level the chance to explore and acquire new artistic techniques within a semi-private environment, the new studio will offer a variety of experiences.

Get crafty at a wide range of classes, including Fluid Art, Resin Tumblers, Resin Beach Scene, Glass Painting, Mosaic Resin Frames, Hat Patching, and more! Visitors are encouraged to stop by!

With a mission to harness the power of data for the betterment of society, Data Science Alliance is another new addition to ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.

The organization is eager to help nonprofits navigate the evolving tech landscape and aid in the responsible collection of data. They just opened their doors in at 2675 Rosecrans Street. and are eager to share their knowledge.

See you there!

For more info, visit the website here.

See you there, San Diego!

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