Arts District

The growing artistic and cultural complex at Liberty Station now has new name to recognize its status — ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.

The district is home to nearly 120 museums and galleries, artist studios, dance companies, educational groups, multidisciplinary arts, fine dining, creative retail and other organizations on 28 acres in the former Naval Training Center.

“When the first two newly renovated historic Navy buildings opened in 2006, there was not much here for consumers to experience. The NTC at Liberty Station name was developed in recognition of community awareness for the venue’s history as a former Naval Training Center. Now, Liberty Station has grown up around us into a landmark new neighborhood with the arts front and center,” said Alan Ziter, executive director of the NTC Foundation.

The district has the the largest number of artists and arts groups anywhere in San Diego County outside of Balboa Park,

“The new brand and website clearly articulate our role as the jewel of Liberty Station and a premiere arts destination for San Diego,” said Ziter.

The NTC Foundation was established in 2000 by the City of San Diego as a nonprofit foundation charged with renovating 26 historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.