Your support helps ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station continue to be an arts and culture destination in San Diego for generations to come.

More than a decade ago, the nonprofit NTC Foundation 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 in Point Loma.


For the past 10 years, with the support of generous community-minded individuals, who are at the heart of all we do, and their philanthropic efforts, we have been able to transform the iconic base by completing 16 of the 26 of the historic buildings.


Today, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, San Diego’s newest cultural mecca, is flourishing with nearly 120 galleries, museums, artists, studios, unique dining experiences and nonprofits serving San Diego. Bringing over 500,000 visitors to ARTS DISTRICT annually and adding to the region over $41 million in economic impact and 706 jobs.


Supporting the arts is rewarding, easy and fun, plus doing so comes with so many benefits!


Thank you to our 2019-2020 Program Sponsors:
City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture
Rock Academy Liberty Station
County of San Diego
Pratt Memorial Fund

Become a Friend of NTC

Get connected to ARTS DISTRICT, make an impact for the arts, and help keep the district a national model for creativity, collaboration and a valued cultural and community asset for visitors and locals alike. NTC wants YOU…to be a Recruit…or a Commander…or even an Admiral, annual memberships begin at $50!

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Support Liberty School

Liberty School gives at-risk students, often from military families, access to the arts education they deserve. An exposure to the arts helps children process emotions, teaches critical thinking and enhances their ability to learn. Students come to ARTS DISTRICT from all over San Diego County to take classes with professionals in the fields of photography, dance, art, music, playwriting and more! at no charge to the students or the schools.

Over 1000 students have gone through Liberty School with 20 ARTS DISTRICT Resident Groups, being paid funds to support their education departments- making this one of the most unique and impactful arts education programs. This is a program that relies 100% on donations—all funds pay artists and instructors. Donations to Liberty School support students access to art, non-profits educational opportunities and builds a brighter future for our community.

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Dedicate a Rosebush to Someone You Love

Honor your loved one, celebrate a wedding, or commemorate an anniversary with a gift that symbolizes love, commitment, and perseverance.

Dedicate a beautiful rosebush in the Sybil Stockdale Rose Garden in the heart of ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. A commemorative plaque with your personal message will be placed adjacent to your designated rosebush. You can visit the garden anytime and remember this special gift. This is a limited opportunity with only 50 tribute rosebushes remaining.

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This popular free arts event takes place on the First Friday of every month from 5-9 pm throughout the 28 acre campus. After 10 years, it has grown into San Diego’s biggest innovative arts event! Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances featuring community partners and discover intriguing public art installations. Wander and explore the galleries, museums, artist studios, distinctive shops and dining at historic Liberty Station.

Special quarterly FIRST FRIDAY events will be AMPLIFIED with the addition of the highly successful Liberty Station Concerts in partnership with Beer, Food and Music, a pop-up market produced by The Local Bazaar, a Beer Garden, plus so much more!

FIRST FRIDAY (((amplified))) dates are June 7, September 6 and December 6.

By sponsoring, you get to help produce one of the best “arts happenings” in San Diego each month!

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Corporate, Foundation & Civic Donors

NTC Foundation has been, and continues to be, the beneficiary of significant philanthropic support from San Diego’s leading donors and civic partners. From planning and securing development capital to building renovation funds, program and operational support, in-kind donations for resident & visitor recognition; contributed income is an investment in this legacy project for San Diego. This support allows us to continue implementing the community’s vision of a thriving and impactful ARTS DISTRICT here in Liberty Station.

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NTC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, so your gift to NTC Foundation’s mission and community programs is tax-deductible.