Held the first Friday of every month, this month on July 1, start your Independence Day weekend at Friday Night Liberty exploring the NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District for a free evening of art, receptions, music, food, drink and exhibits, while supporting local artists and designers. The July event featured exhibits include "Lil' Gray" a 26-foot gray whale covered in beach trash created by Coronado artist Teresa Espaniola and the Carlsbad 1st Graders helping to spread the word about plastic pollution in a unique and engaging format; abstract graffiti work of Cuban born Silfredo La O at pulse gallery; Painting the Persian Heart, recent works by Shalah Dorafshan at the Swift Gallery. While there shop for unique fashions and crafts, explore the resident artists' studios, dance studios and enjoy a summer holiday evening. The NTC Promenade is located at 2640 Historic Decatur Road, SD, 92106.
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“Friday Night Liberty”
FREE Open Artist Studios,
Galleries and Performances
Every First Friday - Starting at 5pm
NTC Promenade @ 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 Promenade Arts & Cultural District. Free parking. Free Admission. The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.
Schedule for July 1st
Hallway by Pantaleoni Photographer
Open Art Studios and Exhibits include M. Fischbeck Studio/Gallery.
Pantaleoni Photographer - First Annual Sale of Images. On Friday, July 1st ONLY, everything in the studio is dramatically reduced. Light refreshments will be served.
Velvet Klaw - Various vendors will be joining Velvet Klaw silk screening to offer unique handcrafted items for sale.
Mod-Est Studio Gallery – Arise: From Sea to Soil to Skyfeaturing vivid tree, aquatic and landscape-inspired impressionist paintings by Kevin Winger.
Chi Chocolat - Enjoy artisan chocolates, pastries, espressos and other offerings.
Yellow Book Road - Books for children and resources for teachers.
fiveloaves twofish - Women and girls fashion designed and made at NTC.
Art in the Arcades
Artists from the North Park Craft Mafia will sell their crafts in the arcades at Barracks 19 and The Gallery Building 202. Artists include Mai Couture Shoppe , Lisa's Ribbons, Rochelle DiMaggio Jewelry, Samari Designs, Sweet Girl Boutique , With Heart by Elaine, R. Priest Ellgy Company and Jewels of Friendship.
Set Myself Free from All Things Behind Me by Shalah Dorafshan at the Martha Pace Swift Gallery
Building 175 – Dance Place San Diego
- United States Karate Academy – Martial Arts class from 5:00-6:30pm. The public is welcome to watch.
Martha Pace Swift Gallery – Painting the Persian Heart Recent works by Shalah Dorafshan. Her paintings bestow a strong emphasis upon the faces of her subjects whether solemn, contemplative or contented.
Solare Ristorante and Lounge – Enjoy cocktails and dining before or after the art openings.
Lil' Gray by Teresa Espaniola & Carlsbad 1st Graders Photo Credit: Nick Morris for North County Times
San Diego Coastkeeper - Coastal Pollution: A Whale of a Problem will showcase Lil’ Gray, a 26-foot gray whale covered in beach trash. The whale has migrated from SEALIFE aquarium in Carlsbad to the Chula Vista Nature Center, and will now rest at the NTC Promenade. Teresa Espaniola, the Coronado artist who worked with 1st graders in Carlsbad to create the mural, will bring some of her other art pieces to help spread the word about plastic pollution in a unique and engaging format. Drinks and appetizers will be served.
Sophie’s Gallery & Gift Shop – Bedrock! Featuring The Flintstones in a collection of cartoon drawings by Tina Frantz. Wine & Hors d’oeuvres and Live Music by Vibraphonist Anthony Smith.
Pulse Gallery – San Diego Fine Art Society presents the abstract graffiti work of Cuban born Silfredo La O.
San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery – Synergy – Original water media paintings from artists of San Diego Watercolor Society. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles – A jewelry trunk show from designer Alexis Stephenson. Also on exhibit: Art Meets Fashion presents Evolution Transformed - the beauty of primordial underwater creatures transformed into fashions - and Fabric-Free Fashion featuring 22 fashion designers who have stretched the concept of fashion to include any material except fabric.