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Public Art

Wander through the neighborhood and discover tiny art happenings, large-scale murals and pops of neon color and light. From works by nationally celebrated visual artists like Esteban del Valle and HENSE, to local heroes like Clayton Singleton and Victoria Weiss, to the world-renowned Chrysler Museum of Art, come see the new energy of Norfolk on display.

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Black Lives More Than Matter

Nicole Harp and Clayton Singleton 2020 Norfolk artists Nicole Harp and Clayton Singleton feel that they have a great responsibility as citizens and are honored to use visual arts in the fight for equality and all forms of justice; especially those affecting Black, indigenous, and people of color. No life matters until Black Lives Matter. Black Lives More Than Matter

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Geometric Configuration #1, #2, and #3

Australian artist Karri McPherson used the late 1960s International Style architecture of the Wyndham Garden hotel, as well as its interior design, to inspire her three wall paintings. These configurations comprise hard-edged geometric shapes and employ color, shape and form as mechanisms to engage audiences with the vibrant murals. The mural was McPherson’s first in Geometric Configuration #1, #2, and #3

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Art Benches

In 2016 and 2017, Governor’s School for the Arts students painted benches to provide public seating and enhance NEON’s street life. The City of Norfolk generously donated vintage benches from Town Point Park.

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Navigate your way through the NEON with this map of all businesses, murals, eateries, and attractions.

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From our blog and art opportunities, to press on the district and our monthly newsletter — get caught up on all things NEON.

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11.21.22 // Press

London Calling and Gourmandizing NEON

Look beneath the surface of most community murals and there you will find a rich backstory—a stew if you will—of historical context and contemporary perspective. The newest mural in Norfolk’s NEON district boasts that and more. Led by both stateside and UK teams of professionals, now friends, Gourmandizing NEON is a journey of a thousand bites that started with one small nibble.

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10.31.22 // Monthly Newsletter

October 2022

Seven years in, you proved you still have the best time at NEON Festival – eating, drinking, dancing, watching and creating! All around the district, it felt like a true celebration of the unique and unexpected qualities that make NEON a place to return to again and again.

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10.13.22 // Blog

Wake Up Inspired: Breakfast & Brunch Options in The NEON

What better way to start the day than a mouthwatering breakfast from a locally-owned business, among the big murals of the NEON District?  The NEON, which is nestled between Downtown and Ghent, offers some of the tastiest breakfasts in town — and they won’t gobble up your wallet, either.  Whether getting some food in your Wake Up Inspired: Breakfast & Brunch Options in The NEON

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10.04.22 // Blog

Reasons to Be Excited for the Bright Future of the NEON District

Three Reasons to Be Excited for the Bright Future of the NEON District This October brings with it the seventh NEON Festival, marking seven years of murals, performances, new local businesses, and creative people being creative in the neighborhood that will go down as the first arts district in Hampton Roads.  More than half a Reasons to Be Excited for the Bright Future of the NEON District

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