Community Impact

NTC Foundation's Impact

Showcase, advance, and strengthen our creative community by providing a home to hundreds of San Diego’s most innovative and creative arts, science, culture, and technology organizations. The collaborative nature of the setting, combined with extraordinary tenant benefits, will provide a place where ideas are born and resident companies create, innovate, demonstrate, exhibit, train, and teach.

Provide a festive outdoor, sun-filled gathering place and a new source of civic pride for generations of San Diego residents, families, students, tourists, business travelers, and scholars. ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station will be a place to explore, experience, engage, and enjoy.

Restore 26 historic, architecturally significant buildings on 80 park-like acres to their original Spanish Colonial Revival-style splendor, all in a central San Diego location on the bay with unparalleled views and a tranquil, naturally beautiful setting.

Honor, respect, and highlight Naval Training Center San Diego’s rich and life-transforming past while building for the future.

Sponsor programs and services that increase community access to the arts and assist our resident artists, arts organizations, and local businesses.

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Classes and Workshops

Hundreds of classes, workshops, and special events are offered weekly in ARTS DISTRICT. Each brings many opportunities for growth, from practicing a new form of dance or martial arts to learning the art of watercolor painting.



There is something new every month at First Friday ARTS DISTRICT, from dance and music performances, to hands-on art-making activities, to pop-up galleries and new art installations.


Liberty School

Liberty School is an innovative educational program in ARTS DISTRICT that offers at-risk students from San Diego County an opportunity to work with our resident organizations.


Liberty Station Public Art

The Art in Public Places initiative is dedicated to placing and commissioning significant, engaging visual and performance art in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station to attract visitors, create a sense of place, and provide insight into the historical and cultural essence of the San Diego–Baja California border region.


Summer Camps

Sailors once trained for military service; now a new generation of “recruits” can train in the areas of art, music, dance, and more.


Dance Studios

Home to many prestigious dance companies, the collective 13,000 square feet of professional studio space offers top-quality flooring suitable for all forms of movement, classes, and rehearsals.


ARTS DISTRICT Resident Organizations

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, located at the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma, is San Diego’s flagship civic, arts, and culture district. With 28 acres of beautifully renovated Spanish Revival architecture, NTC is a new landmark showcasing San Diego’s creative community.

Our Resident Groups include:

  • Premiere dance companies at Dorothea Laub Dance Place San Diego
  • Artist Studios, Museums & Galleries
  • Music and Theater Training
  • Unique San Diego Retailers
  • Arts Education and Community-Serving Organizations

Open seven days a week, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station offers dozens of hands-on classes held weekly and provides for everyone.

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