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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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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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Ancient Freedom

Boston-based muralist Cedric Douglas brings his combination of hyper realism and wild imagination to the Hurrah Players’ Copeland Center. The large-scale mural dives into themes of Afrofuturism, fantasy and creativity within a street aesthetic.

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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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07.18.24 // Art Opportunity

ProximityNFK Call for Art

ProximityNFK: A Juried Art Exhibition of Local Artists & Artworks Depicting Local Icons & Treasures d’Art Center Entry Deadline: 7/28/24 Entry Fee: $35.00 Exhibition Dates: Saturday, September 7-Saturday, October 5, 2024 Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm ProximityNFK is a juried exhibition of artworks depicting/featuring “local icons and treasures” within a 150 mile radius of ProximityNFK Call for Art

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07.16.24 // Blog

9th Annual NEON Festival

October 17 & 18, 2024 Downtown Norfolk Council and The NEON District are thrilled to announce the return of the NEON Festival for its ninth year, taking place on October 17 and 18. This year, the festival takes a bold step forward by inviting local event producers and art curators to lead the way in 9th Annual NEON Festival

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07.16.24 // Art Opportunity

NEON Festival Call for Producers

Downtown Norfolk Council and The NEON District are thrilled to announce the return of the NEON Festival for its ninth year, taking place on October 17 and 18. This year, the festival takes a bold step forward by inviting local event producers and art curators to lead the way in crafting unique experiences for the NEON Festival Call for Producers

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07.16.24 // Art Opportunity

Participate in NEON Festival

The NEON District is thrilled to announce the return of the NEON Festival for its ninth year, taking place on October 17 and 18, 6-10pm. Unlike previous years, the festival will not host an open call for performers and artists. Instead, event producers will be curating spaces within the NEON District during the festival. Producers Participate in NEON Festival

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