San Diego CA— Summer is in full swing and there has never been a better time to explore San Diego. ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is home to over 100 businesses that are all locally owned, including various museums, dance studios, art galleries, and retail shops. From a brand-new scavenger hunt and an immersive dance experience to crafty summer camps and more, San Diego creatives are helping you fill up your summer calendar.
Did you know ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is home to 15 public art installations? Beginning this month, visitors can explore each of the installations through a brand-new scavenger hunt. Simply scan the QR code posted at any of the installations to get started. Plus, once you finish your hunt you will be able to pick one of the prizes and/or discounts provided by some of the local businesses including a glass of wine from Solare Ristorante. Start from any art installation or use this link to start at the James Armenta mural located just behind Moniker General (building 23).
GHOST LIGHT MASQUERADE
The Rosin Box Project is opening its 2021 Summer Season with Ghost Light Masquerade, an immersive promenade theater performance. Guests can enjoy live in-person shows on July 9-10 or virtual performances on July 23-30. Ghost Light Masquerade is an outdoor promenade performance that spans an hour and a half, with one intermission. Whether attending in-person, or watching from the comforts of a living room, audiences are encouraged to get lost among the eerie stages and dark corners as the dances of the damned are unearthed before them.
- In-Person Masquerade: In person guests enter only by way of a secret password, and once inside, can follow the dancers through a series of vignettes inspired by the lore that give the stage its mystical quality. Doors open at 8 pm and the promenade performance begins at 8:30 pm. along with a hosted bar from 8-11pm. Tickets can be purchased here.
- Virtual Masquerade: Those enjoying the virtual performances, can sit back and enjoy the ride as they are taken through a masked madhouse of ballet and superstitions without leaving the comforts of the living room! Just like real life, the virtual experience traverses through The Rosin Box Project’s new haunt at Liberty Station filmed using a 360-degree camera. Guests move their own viewing device (recommended best for watching on a smartphone) in any direction to create a unique adventure, experiencing the scenery and dancing all around them. The performance is full of fun Easter eggs and mischievous details that the viewer can explore all on their own as they watch the show. Virtual attendees also have the option of adding a Ghost Light Gift Box to their order, including a VR headset, at-home cocktail kit, and more ghoulish goodies! Tickets can be purchased here.
School is out for summer and ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station’s summer camps are in full swing for all ages and interests. More information on ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station’s summer camps can be found here and this month’s highlights include:
- Apt 4 Music is offering an in-person four-week program July 1-22 giving students the opportunity to learn about a variety of instruments, musicians, and music concepts while jamming their favorite songs. After each jam session, students collaborate to write and record songs of their own.
- If I Was a Bird Yoga is offering yoga summer camp for ages 4-7 and paddle board yoga adventure camps for ages 8 and older. In studio and outdoor weekly camps take place July 5-30, with themes including Hawaii, ocean and the jungles of India.
- Malashock Dance is offering virtual and in-persons summer classes and camps for ages 10-17 taking place July 5-August 27. Classes and camps are available in various skill levels and styles including modern, jazz, ballet, and hip hop.
- San Diego Craft Collective is offering a variety of in-person workshops all month long perfect for crafters of all ages. Enjoy workshops such as woodworking for women, a sewing pajama pants camp, succulent dream catchers, and a five-day fashion design camp for the aspiring designer in your life.
- Bilingual Kids is offering a full immersion Spanish and Mandarin summer camps designed to optimize foreign language acquisition. In-person and online camps are available now through August 20 and feature weekly themes and activities in music, games, arts & crafts, science and more.
- Kid Ventures Preschool Academy is offering preschool-aged kids an amazing experience that engages all the senses with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally and academically through exploration and creative play. The program is taking place now through August 27 with 2, 3 and 5 day per week options are available.
- Milk Oolong Studio is offering a two-hour pottery wheel camp for kids ages 9 and older to help them learn skills on the pottery wheel, sculpting, hand building and surface decoration to create a variety of projects. Camps are available in two sessions on July 6-9 and July 12-16.
- Monart School of Art is offering a virtual art camp for kids ages 5-7 and 8-14 in everything from Mixed Media to Fantasy & Fiction. 10 week in-person camps are also available now through August 20 in themes including Mixed Media, Amazing Animals, Oceans of Fun, Cartoons and Fantasy & Fiction.
- Norma Brinker Fine Art Studio is offering two children’s classes this summer now through August. Children’s Journal Class takes place every Thursday and Appreciation for Abstract Art & Painting class takes place every Friday.
- The Hot Spot Pottery, Painting, Candle Making & More is offering daily camps for children ages 6 and older in a variety of mediums including pottering painting, candle making, mosaics, and more! In addition to the projects, children will enjoy games outside and be able to explore ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.
ARTS DISTRICT COLLABORATIVE
San Diego Craft Collective in collaboration with Hakkai Aquascape Design Gallery will host four in-person craft-based demonstrations showcasing Hakkai’s aquascaping skills and techniques in woodworking by San Diego Craft Collective. The demonstrations are offered to the public free of charge. The series showcases aquascape demonstrations by Hakkai, and woodworking demonstrations led by San Diego Craft Collective. Together, they’ll show how craft artists can collaborate to form a beautiful object. The demonstrations are family friendly, open to all ages, and will be aired via Instagram, Facebook Live, and YouTube. The next demonstration will take place on July 31 at the North Promenade from 1-2pm followed by August 7-8 during ArtWalk @ Liberty Station.
SHOE DRIVE FUNDRAISER
Give your shoes a second life! San Diego Craft Collective is hosting a shoe drive all month long with a goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of gently use, worn or new shoes. The donated shoes will help raise funds for their Craft2Gether program which provides craft kits to low-income school and San Diego youth who don’t have access to craft resources, giving children and families a creative outlet during difficult times.
SAN DIEGO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY’S JULY EXHIBIT
One of the longest running galleries, San Diego Watercolor Society, is beginning the month with a brand-new exhibit titled Complement Conversations July 1-August 29, available exclusively in person for their members. In addition, their June exhibit titled Violet Hues will continue through July 8, showcasing some of the best watermedia as created by SDWS members. The gallery is also offering a variety of in-person workshops throughout the month for all skill levels.
For more information visit-www.artsdistrictlibertystation.com