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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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Solidarity

Aimee Bruce’s Solidarity, inspired by George Orwell’s Animal Farm, relates to our overall political situation regarding the events and setbacks that have taken place. Similar to the animals banding together to support the shed, we the people must also combine efforts to transcend the boundaries that keep us from progressing to a viable future.

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3 Muses

Artist Victoria Weiss woke up one early morning and created these female characters based on symbolism and culture: the energy of a Gazelle able to outrun panthers and cheetahs; a cat, harking back to Egyptian cultures that treated felines like gods for protecting their owners; and third, a Chinese opera mask, elevating Chinese folk stories 3 Muses

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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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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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01.19.23 // Art Opportunity

Call for Artists: Norfolk Arts

The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks to hire a multidisciplinary team of artists to create a mural and event. Budget: $10,000 Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA Deadline: 02.22.2023 Questions: karen.rudd@norfolk.gov The City of Norfolk seeks to hire a multidisciplinary team of artists to create a mural and event. The team could consist of mural artist(s), theatre artist(s), performance artist(s), Call for Artists: Norfolk Arts

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01.06.23 // Monthly Newsletter

December 2022

Readers, visitors, artists, friends, downtowners – all of you out there who return to the NEON District over and over again, thank you.

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12.30.22 // Blog

For Sale

Longtime NEON business Retail Alliance is selling the office building at 838 Granby Street and adjacent lot at 820 Granby Street. The office at the corner of Granby and Virginia Beach Boulevard offers abundant on-site parking with income-generating parking spaces on the adjacent lot or a prime development or expansion opportunity. The building offers an For Sale

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11.25.22 // Press

Curate: Episode 6

Art students in Norfolk find their work in a most prominent place.

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