Friday nights just got a little classier.
San Diego’s Liberty Station began its first Friday Night Liberty celebration with a huge display of talented artists and skilled crafters. Hosted by the NTC Foundation, the barracks buildings and North Promenade opened their doors and their canvases to amateur art enthusiasts and curious families alike.
The theme for this month’s Friday Night Liberty event was “Art in the Garden.” Budding artists included WabiSabiWeaving, THATCH, and 7Stitches Ethnic Jewelry were peppered along the sidewalks of the barracks with demonstrations and sellable wares. Fine glimpses of the metal bracelets on the THATCH table caught a number of the guests’ eye, attracting art lovers with their lavish detail.
Liberty Public Market proudly displayed the Monart School of Drawing student mural to compliment the rich tastes found within the marketplace. Sixty young artists from the school contributed to the mural, lending to the dinner conversation and leaving diners dazzled.
Crowning the event with a truly wondrous exhibition of talent, the Women’s Museum of California gave free admission to their latest exhibit, “Heroines in Arms: Women in the American Military.” Showcasing the gallantry of servicewomen throughout history, this exhibit connected the dots from modest beginnings of nurses and administration jobs to the ferocious female fighters of the battlefield that we know of today. Empowering, as it was patriotic, the exhibit proved to be the highlight of the day.
Liberty Public Market served up its usual menu of meticulously made treats and entrées, while music performances from Tori Roze and the Hot Mess Trio in the North Promenade cooked up sweet audible appetizers. From the looks of the crowds, all patrons were satisfied.
Friday Night Liberty is definitely a welcomed change of pace to the San Diego weekend. Make sure to attend the next one – you may like what you see.
Upcoming Friday Night Liberty events:
September 1st – Back to the Books
October 6th – Spooktacular Art
November 3rd – Harvest & Heritage
December 1st – Salute the Season