“Liberate Your Senses” With This Recap
Written and Photographed By: Lauren Pettigrew Liberty Station ArtWalk
Liberty Station is thriving this summer. The sidewalks, restaurants and shops are brimming with locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re seeking a refreshing craft beer, a round of golf, or modern office space, the former Naval Training Center has it all. The popularity of this town square is surging thanks to the bustling Liberty Public Market, swanky restaurants like Fireside by the Patio, and local favorites like Dirty Birds Bar and Grill.
While some of these newer tenants are to thank for recent expansion and growth, there is a seasoned event that has been breathing life into the arts and culture scene at Liberty Station for over a decade. On Aug. 12 and 13, the ArtWalk at Liberty Station hosted its 12th annual festival featuring fine art, live music, food and drink vendors and family friendly activities.
“Liberate Your Senses” was a fitting theme for the weekend long event. Over 200 national and international artists displayed art of all mediums in the beautiful Ingram Plaza rose garden. There were interactive projects where attendees could “Be Part of the Art” via watercolors, stencils and spray paints. A live music stage showcased San Diego Music Awards nominee, Nina Francis, and local jazz group, Sahara Grim Quartet. All of this, coupled with plentiful street food options and a wine and beer pavilion, provided an exceptional time for all.
Take a look at some highlights from the event below!
Liberty Station ArtWalk Attendees Were Part of the Art