Friday Night Liberty

San Diego’s biggest FREE monthly art event!

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience!

Taking place on the first Friday of every month from 5-9 pm, Friday Night Liberty is San Diego’s biggest monthly art walk! Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District.

Learn more about other upcoming events here!


October 6th, 2017 - CRAFTober


Celebrate CRAFTober with some spooktacular performances, magical exhibits, and ghostly galleries. This upcoming Friday Night Liberty join the artwalking-dead starting with a The PGK Project dance performance in the North Chapel, Art and Archaeology at California State Parks, new exhibits in the Martha Pace Swift GalleryLiberty Public Market and the Dick Laub NTC Command Center and SO MUCH MORE!

PLUS As a special passport program during Friday Night Liberty, fill out all the stamps on the flyer/program and get a special treat from the Liberty Public Market Mess Hall. Building 1.


The North Chapel – (2881 Roosevelt Road)

  • The PGK Project  a contemporary repertory company and will present a 30-minute audience interactive program featuring a wide variety of work featuring diverse styles created by up to 5 different critically acclaimed, award-winning choreographers. A portion will also include “live” vocals and body percussion that will require some audience participation. Performances at 6:30 and 7:30 in The North Chapel.


Building 200

  • Begin your Friday Night Liberty here at the Dick Laub NTC Command Center features works of Arts District Liberty Station artists curated by Lauren LeVieux of Barracks 16.


Building 201

  • The Martha Pace Swift Gallery hosts the opening of a beautiful new gallery of abstract landscapes by Ellen Dieter. 5 – 9 PM. Second Floor.


Building 176

  • Recreational Music Center hosts an Open Mic night! Hear music students of all ages showcase their talent as they perform live. 5:30 – 8 PM.
  • California Hardwoods showroom of custom furniture, slabs, cutting boards. 5 – 9 PM Suite 106.


Building 175 (2650 Truxtun Road)

  • San Diego Ballet welcomes guests to see the new art exhibition, meet new and returning dancers, and chat with Artistic Director, Javier Velasco! Original works by Stefan Talian, Kelly Davenport, Zoe Marinello-Kohn, Rebecca Grohowski, and Padgett Mason. Art Exhibition free to the public. Champagne and Dessert Reception is $10. 7:30 – 9:30 PM.


Building 202

  • The San Diego Watercolor Society invites you to their gallery exhibit including original ready-to-hang paintings for sale, plus wine, food and the fellowship of other art enthusiasts. 5 – 8 PM
  • New Americans Museum shows in the Community Gallery ‘The Bill of Rights’ exhibit and share your thoughts on “Tolerance”, “Immigration” and “What It Means to be an American”. 5 – 8 PM. Also come back on the week of October 30th for sneak preview of NAM’s “Annual 2017 Dia de los Muertos | Day of the Dead Altar” honoring “Cantinflas”, Mexico’s comic, poet, philanthropist & business magnate.


Barracks 19

  • Apricot Yarn & Supply stop by and check out their new space here! The yarn shop will be open for social knitting and refreshments. Also, class sign-ups are available at this time. 5 – 9 PM.
  • Kevin Winger’s Mod-Est Studio Gallery showcases current works by San Diego fine artist Kevin Winger. 5 – 8:30 PM.
  • Victoria Hanlon Studio features new works and will be open 5 – 7 PM. Second Floor.
  • 7Stitches Ethnic Jewelry features earrings and pompom bracelets, Second floor.
  • And Something Different Studio features the “Code Defied” series by Artist Leslie Pierce and offers art classes and workshops in Encaustic Painting, Drawing and Painting, and Mixed Media. Second floor.
  • Bravo School of Art hosts their Art Supply Garage Sale: 10 artists selling their gently used or unused art supplies. Items for sale may be yarn, paper, paint, fabric, gesso, brushes, glue, glitter, tiles, pencils, stamps, wire, beads, ephemera, equipment, canvas, tools… Find some great deals! Second floor.
  • M Fischbeck Studio Gallery – closed for October, but open again in November!


Barracks 17

  • MK Envision Galleries offers the last chance to see the work of Evgeny Yorobe, awarded local landscape photographer known for his unique takes on iconic San Diego landmarks, in their gallery. 5 – 9 PM
  • EAS Art Studio features a new series titled “Movement” featuring abstract works.


Barracks 16

  • Women’s Museum of California presents Muses of the Old Globe, come explore the stories of extraordinary women who make up the history of the Old Globe Theater. The exhibit highlights just some of the women who have performed their roles and left their mark at the Globe. 5 – 9 PM
  • Lauren LeVieux Artist Studio will be presenting a new series of oil paintings entitled Ground Control. Stop by to see what she has been doing. All art for sale- cards, mousepads and original oil paintings.
  • San Diego Brain Injury Foundation features Alana Martins paintings of mandalas on vinyl records. Since 2000, Alana was a self-taught artist, but after a few injuries was diagnosed with a TBI. She did some rehab to help with some symptoms, but her visual field was still disrupted. However, she found that painting on vinyl helps guide her eyes along and put order to the chaos. Second Floor.
  • San Diego Writers, Ink and Inspirations Gallery hosts a dozen local authors with their books to discuss writing plus a fabulous showcase of Liberty Station artists working in oil and watercolor. 5 – 8 PM. Second Floor.


Barracks 15

      • Colleen Veltz Art will be presenting a new series of paintings entitled Delphinium. Second Floor.
      • Comickaze Comics, Books and More featuring local comic creator, Travis Rivas and the first issue of his new series, UNSTOPPABLE CHERUB! Akari aka Cherub is a teenage girl who (like Travis) has TAR syndrome. She fights crime and possesses the ability to stretch her arms to extraordinary lengths, but when her arms are stretched she’s much weaker. When her arms are shortened, she possesses strength that is five times stronger than anybody on the planet. Come read about her adventures and get your very own copy signed, open 5 – 9 PM. More on TAR syndrome click here
      • Thistle and Thatch Handmade Jewelry showroom will be open 5 – 8 PM. 


Barracks 14

      • Point Loma Tea open 5 – 9 PM
      • Market Street Studio Galleryfeatures works by Margo Palmer, an artist with a scope of work that has no limit. She explores classical landscapes, contemporary and figurative abstract on canvas. Also featuring a variety of other art for sale by members who have been a part of the San Diego art scene for more than 20 years. 5 – 8:30 PM. Second Floor.
      • WabiSabiWeaving invites visitors to come support Breast Cancer Awareness month – see the “WeaveYourJourney” community piece woven at the Komen3Day Walk, and lend your creative hand – a $5 donation gets you a seat at the loom! Come help us create a pink breast cancer support woven art piece! 4 – 7 PM. Second Floor.
      • The Hot Spot Pottery Painting & Candle Making Studio open until 9 PM, invites you to get crafty in October! Check out fun fall items like lanterns, dinnerware, mugs, goblets, of course beer steins and tons of fun, functional items for the kids.


Barracks 26 (2797 Truxtun Road)

  • CA State Parks is Celebrating Art in Archaeology by hosting, in collaboration with the San Diego County Archaeological Society, an archaeology-themed art show and contest! Brought about to honor both, California Archaeology Month (October) and Native American Heritage Month (November). Come see artwork with subject matter in these four categories: Fine Art, Photography, Ancient/Traditional Arts, and Archaeological Line Drawings and vote for People’s Choice Award while enjoying some light refreshments at the opening reception.


Building 1

      • Liberty Public Market has the Halloween atmosphere inside the 25,000 sq.ft. marketplace’s Art Exhibit in Building 1. Support your local San Diego artists and see the newly installed art show, 70+ paintings! It’s very convenient to grab a bite to eat & something to drink while there. Art show curated by Arts District portrait artist, NANCY TOKOS fine art– see more of her work in Barracks 14.


For more information about Friday Night Liberty events contact
Andrew Waltz at (619) 573-9304 or


Other Upcoming Events:

October 13th 11-2 pm – Bravo Zulu Celebration Luncheon

October 14th 7-10 pm – Second Saturday Cinema Featuring: Ghostbusters

October 29th – Daytime Halloween Party

November 3rd, 2017 - Harvest & Heritage

  • MK Envision Galleries Art Opening – Barracks 17
  • San Diego Watercolor Society presents “H2O Portrayals” – Building 202
  • Martha Pace Swift Gallery features the art of Ellen Dieter, “Site Specific Works” – Building 201


More Info Coming Soon!


Other Upcoming Events:

November 16th – Rady Childrens Ice Rink Opens

November 29th – Holiday Tree Lighting

December 1st, 2017 - Salute the Season


Holiday gifts with creative twist!

  • San Diego Watercolor Society presents “Polar Extractions” – Building 202
  • Martha Pace Swift Gallery features the art of Ellen Dieter, “Site Specific Works” – Building 201
  • Fantasy on Ice, Ice Skating Rink
  • Winter Village Marketplace


More Info Coming Soon!

Other Upcoming Events:

December 12th – Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Decmber 26th – Free Day of Dance

January 5th, 2018 - New Year, New Art!


More Info Coming Soon!

February 2nd, 2018 - Love the ARTS


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March 2nd, 2018 - Go Green


More Info Coming Soon!

April 6th, 2018 - Shaking up Spring


More Info Coming Soon!

May 4th, 2018 - May the Fourth be with you.


More Info Coming Soon!

For more info or vendor inquiries


Andrew Waltz

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