• January 2024

    2023 Year in Review

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  • VEER Magazine

    NEON Shines Bright with the Arts

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  • November 2023

    5 Fun Ways to Experience Visual Arts in the NEON

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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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The Dance

Known for nature-inspired black and white compositions Richmond artist Amelia Langford utilized the existing yellow paint on the mural’s wall to add a warm undertone to her striking floral design.

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Gourmandizing NEON

The Governor’s School for the Arts hosted a series of workshops with London-based artist Matthew McGuinness for six weeks in the spring of 2022 working with visual arts students to research the theme, “A History of Lunchtime in Norfolk”. In these workshops, Matthew and the Gourmandizing team encouraged and directed the students towards desk and Gourmandizing NEON

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Happier Times

Brightly colored fish swim around the first floor of 801 Granby Street in the OnieTonie trademark style by Troy Summerell, a featured artist in both the NEON and ViBe Districts. Based in Virginia Beach OnieTonie™ Designs takes inspiration from surfing the world’s oceans, original hand-painted designs featured on murals, clothing, coloring pages, stickers and countless Happier Times

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Map

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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02.21.24 // Monthly Newsletter

January 2024

After giving one last glance to 2023, it’s time to look ahead with a recharged perspective. New developments are percolating in the District that should bring a boost to the year ahead and we can’t wait to see what they bring.

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12.08.23 // Art Opportunity

Call for Artists: Kindred Artist Roster

The City of Norfolk and the Art Planning Committee seek to create a pool of qualified artists to design and create large-scale public artwork within the Kindred community, formerly known as Tidewater Gardens. The City seeks to build an artistically broad range of artists and artist teams to create public art place-making experiences as part Call for Artists: Kindred Artist Roster

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11.29.23 // Blog

Bringing the NEON Festival’s Fashion to Your Wardrobe

Shop the Runway The 8th annual NEON Festival, in partnership with the Foster Beauty Fashion Show (FBFS), was a spectacular celebration of creativity, sustainability, and fashion innovation. Now, we are excited to announce a unique opportunity that extends the spirit of the festival directly to you: “Shop the Runway.” This year’s Foster Beauty X NEON Bringing the NEON Festival’s Fashion to Your Wardrobe

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11.21.23 // Blog

NEON Gift Guide

This holiday season, score some unique gifts and support a locally-owned business while you’re at it! Here are some of the best spots to shop in the NEON District.

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The NEON isn't JUST art installations. Check out the many businesses that comprise our district.

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