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Friday Night Liberty on December 5th

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A Friday Night Liberty-
San Diego's Biggest Gallery Walk

Barracks 17: Studio C and KMA Architecture
Studio C — opens White Canvases: preludes. See the artsits work and Meet the Artist.

        Gallery 17 Event Center
        The Recreational Music Center is hosting a musical reception for adults age 50 or older who have always wanted to play an instrument or who used to play and miss it. Enjoy light refreshments and add your name to our interest list. Ensembles start in January 2015.

        Barracks 19 – Artist Studios and Galleries!

        Hand Dyed Scarfs by Bravo School of Art instructor Amanda Rouse, B19

        Atelier de Voyages –– Food for Thought with still life paintings of food. Come and enjoy and have a tasty snack while you are viewing the paintings and custom jewelry, all created by Adele!

        Debby Winklea and Sara Heckman--Studio 204 –– Will be open and full of Holiday cheer. Come by to see recently completed pieces and meet the artists, Debby Winklea and Sara Heckman.

        Bravo School of ArtStudio 206- 6th Annual Member & Faculty Holiday Show and Sale. A unique opportunity to buy some original art for your holiday shopping! Jewelry, Paintings, Mosaic, Mixed Media, Textiles and more. Gift Certificates also available for art classes for yourself, your family and friends. Shop original and support an artist. Please join us and bring your friends. 5 - 9pm

        June Rubin Studio/Gallery —Studio 214- Upstairs! Home and Hearth delightful show of imaginative original June Rubin watercolors that will make you feel like pulling up a chair with your hot chocolate Great holiday gifts $25 and under available too. Meet the Artist from 5-8PM

        La Onda Arte Latino — Ground Floor- An exhibit of Colombian artists "Colombia es Arte" to go along with our Celebration of art and culture from Colombia at FNL. Humming Birds by Colombian artist Nelson Ortega Toscano. Dia de los Muertos/Jazz by Baja artist Francisco Cabello.

        Lovejoy Creations Studio — Will be open for the holiday season, offering private classes, gift certificates and original artwork for under $50 & $100. Stop by to get your creative groove on. Check out the website for more info on classes and artwork. Thanks for being you!
        Meet the Artist!

        Handmade Jewelry from 7 Stitches,
        Barracks 19

        M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery — Studio 213- Celebrations! Artwork by Peggy Fischbeck, florals by Pam Robinson, and
        community Make Your Mark for Art project.

        Mod-Est Studio/Gallery — Ground Floor- Kevin Winger relies on spontaneous expression, generous amounts of textured oil paint and warm, reflective metal leaf in his paintings. His work is driven by an intuitive process, embracing fluid movement and bold colors in a lavish and joyful manner. He creates stunning surfaces for you to enjoy. Meet the Artist!

        Chi Chocolat — Stop by for a great selection of artisan chocolate made onsite— the perfect compliment to any romantic meal! Watch for the opening soon of our new expanded café.

      Seven Stitches — Stop by and pick a birthstone, a combination of prayer beads Or a one of a kind Mala – Make your gift personal and full of meaning. Ethnic Jewelry with a conscious and a traveled feel… Offering Men’s and woman’s Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings. Sample sale bin prices start at $10.

Building 201: Solare Ristorante and Galleries

    Martha Pace Swift Gallery From the Hands of Helpers: The Expressive Arts Institute Student and Graduate Show. For 15 years the Expressive Arts Institute has been turning out therapists and educators skilled in helping other’s create art for change and growth. For 10 years, those students and graduates have also had a chance to exhibit their own creative work. A celebration of the creative process, the show features ceramics and mosaic, book arts and paintings. While the art is often quite high skilled, the message is simple. Art belongs to each of us, and making our own images helps the world make sense.

    Solare Ristorante Dine at Solare before or after you enjoy your tour around NTC at Liberty Station’s popular gallery walk. Solare’s is an authentic Southern Italian restaurant with a focus on farm-to-table ingredients and dishes. The Executive Chef, Accursio, was just named San Diego’s Best Chef and Solare was also named San Diego’s Best Italian Restaurant. You will love the food, dining in their eclectic rooms or just hang out for a drink at the full bar or patio.

New Exhibit Now Open! Building 201 Gallery

See sample menus, original recipes that fed thousands and learn why the best time of a sailor’s day was Chow Time!

The Gallery Building 202

    New Americans Museum —Join us for a glass of wine and spend an evening with New Americans Museum Founder, Deborah Szekely and Executive Director Linda Caballero Sotelo. Hear first hand from our opening exhibition's curator Adriana Martinez Noriega as we prepare for the museums Grand Opening on January 16th. The Open House will be a perfect opportunity to meet the museums team and hear about our 2015 educational and exhibition programming calendar and how you can become involved.

    Vision Art Museum's Store- Building 202

    San Diego Watercolor Society — Will have its opening reception including live music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will add to the lively atmosphere of this artful event.

    Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + TextilesStore is filled with stylish artist-made creations from fashion accessories and home décor to jewelry, books, cards, and an appealing array of art quilts.

Barracks 14:Tea, Hands-On Art Making and Galleries

The Hot Spot — Will be open for creative fun for the whole family! Come in and choose from the huge selection of pottery; vases, mugs, kids items, dinnerware and more! Learn how to make a chunky candle with colorful wax, fragrances, and top it with bling!

Point Loma Tea — invites you to stop in and experience our new, expanded space and discover our great new Autumn Tea Blends! Pumpkin Spice anyone? How about Apple Strudel? Cranberry? Live music, art, snacks and Autumn Teas - let’s celebrate Fall together!

Portraits for All — Trim your home with holiday themed paintings ! Select from many colorful original oil paintings from California fine artist, Nancy Tokos. Charming ground floor location Barracks 14 next to Stone Brewing & Point Loma Tea. Stop by to see the Working Artist Studio and celebrate the holidays with us and save $$$ when buying direct from the artist. Everybody loves a portrait !

    Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!

      Anneville Studio — Special holiday jewelry bazaar! Work by guest jewelry artists Marilyn

      Jewelry by Linda Greene at Anneville Studios, Barracks 15

      Brogan and Linda Greene. Unique, highest quality art jewelry. Live Jewelry demos with hammers, torches and saws! Meet the Artist!

      Christopher Conroe Studio — Specializing in Fine and Decorative painting, the artist primarily works in plastic mediums like paint and ink. Working in various styles, the artist's expressions are passionate, subjective, and energetic.

      Ron's Shop — Visit Ron's Shop as he begins his 3rd year creating an ever-growing collection of marquetry wood-veneer designs using the classic French marquetry tool, the chevalet de marqueterie.

      San Diego Museum Council — Get into the Holiday Spirit with special music and give aways from the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas! Festive music from Lorraine Castellanos, a classical guitarist whose amazing voice has been compared to Billie Holiday, will fill the 2nd floor of the 207. Come and find out more about the SD Botanic Garden, one of North County’s true gems, and enjoy some yummy holiday cookies from VG’s - Cardiff’s iconic bakery and donut shop in

      Register for the chance to win an amazing succulent holiday wreath or free tickets to the spectacular Garden of Lights Each December, the SD Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland featuring 100,000 sparkling lights, horse-drawn wagon rides, marshmallow roasting, live music, holiday crafts and even snow (on select evenings). A great holiday tradition for the entire family to enjoy.

      Yellow Book RoadJingles of American History Mike Handforth and Joanne Sith's students have created a program called Jingles of American History. The High Tech High students will be performing instrumental songs relating to American History, while creative video productions will also be showing about events in American history. The Yellow Book Road will also have holiday crafts for kids to make throughout the evening.

    Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios

      Arte Toscana Antonio Bandini will show his new collection of small-sized watercolors entitled Passeggiata in Campagna (A Walk in the Countryside). These original paintings depict images of the past that are still present today in the Tuscan countryside. Original artwork by an Italian Artist -- What a perfect gift for the holidays! Meet the Artist!

      Kumeyaay Women is now on exhibit at the Women's Museum of California, Barracks 16

      Casa Valencia Galeria Baja — Ground Floor- the artist is Marco Miranda a contemporary artist has been recognized for his work, has had exhibitions in the US and Europe, this will be his first exhibition in San Diego. Meet the Artist

      Inspirations Gallery and San Diego Writers, InkThe Four Seasons featuring work by local artists inspired by fall leaves, summer heat, spring blossoms and winter snow! Meet the Artist!

      San Diego Brain Injury Foundation — Christina Hardy was in an auto accident in Cabo in 1998 and after being life flighted to San Diego, she spent months in rehab after emerging from a coma of several weeks and enduring many surgeries. She began the long process of learning to walk and talk again. Today, you can hardly tell by her appearance that she is a TBI survivor. She has gone back to school and has developed a love and great talent for the art of glass-blowing. Her work will be on display and for sale at the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation in Barrack 16, #205 on the first Friday of December.

      Women's Museum of California —Ground Floor-- Come back with us to the beginning of time, when the people lived in harmony with nature and each other. When the natural resources of the land and sea were treasured and treated with respect. When families lived in groups and shared in a communal spirit of togetherness. Access to water in the abundant streams and rivers was the basis for life and for living. Women and men shared in the health, happiness, and success of the whole. This is the story of the Kumeyaay women.
      In this exhibit, the voice of the Kumeyaay will be heard as we are invited to explore their culture, learn about their clothes, food, tattoos, art, herbal remedies, songs, and stories.
      In this way, we hope to understand what we have gained and what we have lost.

      SoHo Artisan Faire- presented by the Women’s Museum. Shop local craftsman for jewelry and one of a kind pieces! Find it right outside Barracks 16.

FREE Open Artist Studios,NTC at Liberty Station
Galleries and Performances
Every First Friday - Starting at 5pm
NTC @ Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road,
San Diego 92106

Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station's Arts & Cultural District.  Free parking. Free Admission.  The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.


Friday Night Liberty Annual Sponsors:

Bank of America

Financial support for Friday Night Liberty is provided in part to the NTC Foundation by Bank of America,, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, the County of San Diego and The Heller Foundation of San Diego