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Friday Night Liberty on November 7th!

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

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Barracks 26: California State Parks- Special Event!

Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Photograph by Brian Lahitte
Barracks 26- CA State Parks
Stop on by Barracks 26 between 5:00pm and 8:00pm and celebrate with California State Parks staff! View beautiful photographs by Brian Lahitte, featuring our wonderful California State Parks system, in our rotating exhibit space; get a behind-the-scenes tour highlighting new Park exhibits, resource studies, and other park projects; or relax and watch a video about the first 150 years of California State Parks.

Building 201: Solare Ristorante and Galleries

    Martha Pace Swift Gallery
    "From the Hands of Helpers: The Expressive Arts Institute Student and Graduate Show.
    For 15 years the Expressive Arts Institute has been turning out therapists and educators skilled in helping other’s create art for change and growth. For 10 years, those students and graduates have also had a chance to exhibit their own creative work. A celebration of the creative process, the show features ceramics and mosaic, book arts and paintings. While the art is often quite high skilled, the message is simple. Art belongs to each of us, and making our own images helps the world make sense.

    Expressive Arts Institute Join the fun at the Expressive Arts Institute! Help us create several community collage boards using "found" images, oil pastels, and other embellishments.

    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

    New Americans Museum presents a Dia de los Muertos Deconstructed Altar Installation. A traditional altar installation in honor of Rita Hayworth curated by Dr. Jose Guadalupe Flores of Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, and Rita Hayworth expert, Dr. William Nericcio, Director of MALAS at San Diego State University, with collaborating artists and volunteers from both sides of the border. Both galleries will be open to allow guests to explore both the traditional and spiritual side of the Dia de los Muertos tradition, immersing themselves, literally into the altar, as well as taking away an educational experience. With this installation the museum hopes to demystify, and de-trivialize the sacred ritual of altar making on Day of the Dead, while celebrating the beauty of Latin American cultures.

    San Diego Watercolor Society- Building 202

    San Diego Watercolor Society — Will have its opening reception for its November Members’ Exhibition,Praise the Paint. Juried by well-known artist Margy West, the show promises to be spectacular with cash awards going to the top award-winning paintings. Live music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will add to the lively atmosphere of this artful event.

    Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles The Sky’s The Limit: Luscious hand painted silk, vibrant fabrics and elegant designs with thread. These textile elements are all on view in Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky's the Limit the 13th international juried biennial exhibition produced by Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The exhibition jurors selected 39 works from 524 entries.

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

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 — invites you to stop in and experience our new, expanded space and discover our great new Autumn Tea Blends! Pumpkin Spice anyone? How about Apple Strudel? Cranberry? Live music, art, snacks and Autumn Teas - let’s celebrate Fall together!

Portraits for All — See the original oil paintings of California fine artist, Nancy Tokos. New ground floor location Barracks 14 next to Stone Brewing & Point Loma Tea. Stop by to see the Working Artist Studio and celebrate with us. Selected original gallery paintings 25%OFF. Everybody loves a portrait.

    Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!

      Anneville Studio — Watch as owner Anne Wolf creates gold mokume gane wedding rings by hand with torch, hammer and saw in this traditional metalworking studio. Special this month - Anne Wolf unveils five new mokume gane ring designs, each inspired by one of the five elements.Meet the Artist!

      Christopher Conroe Studio — Specializing in Fine and Decorative painting, the artist primarily works in plastic mediums like paint and ink. Working in various styles, the artist's expressions are passionate, subjective, and energetic.

      Outside the Lens — Join OTL's advisory board member, Kenneth Greene, as he showcases his photography series Cuban Captives: The Cars of Cuba. He began taking photographs when he was 16 when his father gave him a black body Nikkormat. Now, 43 years later he invites you to step back in time as you enjoy his photo exhibition

      Yellow Book Road — Shop for the best in Children's Books at Yellow Book Road! Find the perfect gift that will keep you kids educations and entertained!

    Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios

      Arte Toscana Antonio Bandini will show his new collection of small-sized watercolors entitled Passeggiata in Campagna (A Walk in the Countryside). These original paintings depict images of the past that are still present today in the Tuscan countryside. Original artwork by an Italian Artist -- What a perfect gift for the holidays! Meet the Artist!

      Caja de Pandora II, Marco Miranda
      Casa Valencai Galeria Baja- Barracks 16

      Casa Valencia Galeria Baja — Ground Floor- the artist is Marco Miranda a contemporary artist has been recognized for his work, has had exhibitions in the US and Europe, this will be his first exhibition in San Diego. Meet the Artist

      Inspirations Gallery and San Diego Writers, Ink — Opening reception for The Four Seasons featuring work by local artists inspired by fall leaves, summer heat, spring blossoms and winter snow! Meet the Artist!

      San Diego Brain Injury Foundation — From self-described “skateboard punk” to accomplished artist, Kyle Bowen has steered through obstacles that could have brought his future to a screeching halt. At the age of 17, his skateboard collided with a parked car and the Point Loma native suffered severe head injuries that caused him many problems for several years. Since his injury, Kyle has found artwork to be a therapeutic outlet. Making artwork, along with the help of Homeopathic Medicine, he was able to make an almost full recovery. Now 25, he makes large scale stage artwork and backdrops for 2 music festivals each year. Stop by to see his art in the office of the San Diego Brain Injury, Studio #205

      Women's Museum of California —Ground Floor-- Presents Exposing Scars by artist: Jennifer George. A photography exhibit based on her exploration of the inner damage that results from violence against women. Her artistic process begins with interviews of abuse victims and then creating an image to represent the lingering trauma and subsequent victory over pain. Jennifer George has a personal connection to abuse as a victim herself, and wishes to help others tell their story and conquer their fear through her art.

      Barracks 17: Studio C and KMA Architecture
      Studio C — opens White Canvases: preludes. See the artsits work and Meet the Artist.

      Barracks 17 Plaza: Colombia is Art
      Immerse yourself in colorful Columbian culture with music, dance and crafts. Join the House of Colombia (Balboa Park), Colombian Consulate, The Hispanic Arts Theater as they present a unique look at Columbian culture. Also, visit La Onda Arte Latino in Barracks 19 for works by Colombian artist Nelson Ortega Toscano.

      Barracks 19 – Artist Studios and Galleries!

      Grapefruits and Teapot, Adele Richert
      Atelier de Voyages, Barracks 19- Upstairs

      Atelier de Voyages –– Food for Thought with still life paintings of food. Come and enjoy and have a tasty snack while you are viewing the paintings and custom jewelry, all created by Adele!

      Bravo School of Art — Studio 206- offers art classes for beginners and experienced adults and children. Color outside the box and get creative. See free instructor's art demonstrations and enjoy class registration specials.

      June Rubin Studio/Gallery —Studio 214-Upstairs! Home and Hearth delightful show of imaginative original June Rubin watercolors that will make you feel like pulling up a chair with your hot chocolate Great holiday gifts $25 and under available too. Meet the Artist from 5-8PM

      La Onda Arte Latino — Ground Floor- will have Dia de los Muertos art, an Altar dedicated to those who have died of AIDS and an exhibit of Colombian artists "Colombia es Arte" to go along with our Celebration of art and culture from Colombia at FNL. Humming Birds by Colombian artist Nelson Ortega Toscano. Dia de los Muertos/Jazz by Baja artist Francisco Cabello.

      Lovejoy Creations Studio — Artwork and gift certificates are avaliable to purchase for the creative folks on your holiday shopping list. Stop by for some refreshing treats and smiles! Meet the Artist!

      Jewelry Design by Seven Stitches
      Barracks 19, Upstairs

      M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery — Studio 213-Bountiful Harvest Artwork by Peggy Fischbeck, floral arrangements by Pam Robinson, community Make Your Mark for Art project.

      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!

      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.

    Seven Stitches — Will have new holiday gift pieces focusing on prayer beads and semi precious stones. Samples for sale include vintage embroidery and Mali mud cloth cuffs.See Michelle working on pieces and she will answer any questions folks might have about her craft. Additionally, see a few Altars from Dia de Los Muertos (last chance to see them before we take them down) upstairs will be dedicated to female artists.




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