Building a Cultural Mecca for San Diego

NTC Foundation was established to renovate 26 historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center into a significant new flagship destination for arts, culture, and creativity. Now a burgeoning hub for life and culture, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is a unique location filled with nearly 145 galleries, museums, artists, music groups, dance companies, makers, creators, and distinctive dining experiences. LEARN MORE ABOUT NTC

NTC Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the NTC Foundation is to enrich the lives of San Diegans by renovating 26 historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center to create, facilitate and operate a broad-based Arts District focused on experiencing the arts, culture and creativity that are the hallmark of the San Diego region.

9 Million in CA Catalyst Funds Support Creation of a Performing Arts Center! LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT


ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is committed to the safety and well-being of our community especially during this difficult time. In accordance with California’s executive order to stay at home, we would like to support and serve the community with a variety of online classes, restaurants with takeout/delivery options, online shopping and virtual tours of art galleries. As you may be aware, the situation surrounding COVID-19 has made it necessary for small businesses to be even more creative with opportunities.  We look forward to supporting our local businesses and artists as well as keeping art accessible to all.  Please click the link here to see a list of available resources available to the community.

A Message from NTC Foundation & ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Who could have imagined anything would eclipse the pandemic in importance, immediacy, and impact on all our lives? The violence that has been taking place across our country against marginalized communities is unconscionable. NTC Foundation & ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station stand with the individuals and communities facing violence and discrimination. Historically, art has been a vehicle for social commentary and change. As an expression of emotions, art comes in a variety of forms. Similarly, artistic expression can be cathartic and rejuvenating, expressed in artistic mediums that project the feelings and deepest emotions of the artist. In these times, art is clearly a catalyst for inspiring and driving change; however, it is only a piece of the mosaic addressing the deep need for systemic change. We are proud to feature many incredible artists from all different ethnic backgrounds using their art as a form to inspire change and give a voice to those who do not have one. At ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, we encourage all of our patrons, artists and the greater community to take a moment to listen, understand, reflect on those uniting themes art provides, and write about what we feel, draw out inner emotions, and find release through music or dance; paint, create. We are inspired by the powerful messages being sent by the arts community of which we are a part and stand in solidarity with them. We fully support those in the peaceful protest against injustice. These are examples worth sharing … with you and with anyone you believe would find them valuable in building the understanding that will help us achieve true change.

Online Resources
AAPI Civic Engagement Fund
Pacific Arts Movement
Stop AAIP Hate
An Artist’s Unflinching Look at Racial Violence (TED Talk)
Californians for the Arts Anti-Racism Resources
National Museum of African American History & Culture – Talking about Race
Center for Racial Justice in Education Resources for Children

Community Impact

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station offers a fun, fresh art experience every day, as well as programs like Friday Night Liberty, Liberty School, Summer Camps, and more.



NTC Foundation is building ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, San Diego’s exciting destination for arts, culture, and creativity. Your support helps ensure that ARTS DISTRICT continues to serve San Diego proudly for generations to come.

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Embrace History, Impact the Future

Our Beginnings: The Naval Training Center San Diego’s “Cradle of the Navy”. For more than 75 years, hundreds of thousands of Navy recruits were trained at the Naval Training Center (NTC)