Coronavirus

‘Virtual First Friday’ Brings Arts To Your Home Amid Coronavirus

SAN DIEGO, CA — Although art galleries, museums and other arts and cultural institutions have been closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, San Diego’s Arts District Liberty Station is bringing the arts to your home Friday, May 1.

“Virtual First Friday” is a virtual version of the Arts District Liberty Station’s monthly showcase of its arts and culture groups.

“Our goal is to stay connected to our artists and organizations and to our supporters and community during this unique time,” said NTC Foundation President and CEO Lisa Johnson. “This has led the Arts District to collaboratively come up with new and innovative ways to be creative from a distance and to inspire individuals.”

Arts District Liberty Station, which is San Diego’s largest arts and cultural district located in historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center in the Liberty Station neighborhood, launched Virtual First Friday in April. The online-only event is

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