About NTC Foundation

From Naval Training Center to ARTS DISTRICT


More than a decade ago, we embarked on an unprecedented opportunity for San Diego to create ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, a significant new flagship destination for arts and culture at the former Naval Training Center San Diego in Point Loma. This new mission to create a significant legacy for the community is being realized. Just as the 1915 Panama–California Exposition helped establish the jewel of Balboa Park, a burgeoning hub for life and culture continues to grow into a premier gathering place for visitors and locals alike.

Strategic Framework 2022-2026

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The Foundation formalized its commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA), recognizing that arts and culture can inspire social change. We will ensure that ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station mirrors the rich diversity of our binational region, is welcoming and inviting to all, embraces the diversity of artists and art forms, and constantly provides new opportunities for creating and for enjoying. IDEA will be a guidepost for our intentions and actions in enhancing staff and Board leadership, creative community relations, visitor services, program offerings, partnership development, and communications and outreach to San Diego’s communities. We do this because it is the right thing to do … in perpetuity.




ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

The Flagship  Project of NTC Foundation

San Diego’s newest cultural mecca—a destination for arts and culture at the former Naval Training Center San Diego in Point Loma’s Liberty Station. With 17 of 26 historic buildings completed, ARTS DISTRICT is home to nearly 145 tenants, including artists, galleries, creative businesses, museums, and nonprofits serving San Diego. Over 800,000 people visit ARTS DISTRICT annually, adding economic impact and jobs to what was once a shuttered Navy base.

Press & News

Board of

  • headshot of Kathy Krentler

    Kathleen A. Krentler


    Professor, San Diego State University (Retired)

  • Victoria Reed

    Vice Chair

    Community Leader

  • Lisa Johnson

    President & CEO

    NTC Foundation

  • Javier De Leon

    Manager WTC San Diego, San Diego Regional EDC

  • Rich Gustafson

    CityMark Development

  • Jason Paguio

    Community Leader

  • Dr. Mark Sanchez

    Southwestern College Superintendent/President

  • Sidd Vivek

    Junior Achievement of San Diego County

  • Jean Thomas

  • Sally Preston

  • Judith Nora


    Pell Investments LLC

  • Lindy Mamer



  • Ken Stipanov

    Real Estate Professional

  • Burt Espe

    The Ohana Bayan Project

  • Salomon Maya


  • Paula C. Peter Ph.D.

    SDSU Professor of Marketing

  • Lynnette Santos

    Cultural Arts Manager

  • Jennifer Wolfe

  • Leslie Harrington

  • Neisha Hernandez