• Greyhound Transforms

    Introducing Houndstooth

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  • Hurrah's TV & Film Academy

    A Star Is Born

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  • Shop Proudly

    NEON Rainbow Market

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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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Cementiscope

Artist collective Glassitorium’s Public Art Commission lives on site at The Plot as a large interactive sculpture that combines elements of a cement mixer and kaleidoscope, encouraging play and discovery. Viewers can look through either end and see refracted images, reflected back on the billboard. Glass artists Joan Biddle, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Charlotte Potter, Kristi Totoritis Cementiscope

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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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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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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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05.13.24 // Monthly Newsletter

April 2024

Recently announced, the former Greyhound bus station is getting a new life as Houndstooth, a mixed-use multifamily development planned by The Breeden Company with designs by Work Program Architects.

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04.12.24 // Blog

Introducing Houndstooth

The former Greyhound Bus Station in Norfolk’s NEON District is getting a makeover! Learn about Houndstooth, a new mixed-use development featuring apartments, workspaces, public art, and nods to the site’s history.

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04.03.24 // Art Opportunity

Call for Digital Art: NEON Signs

NEON District Call for Digital Art Spring 2024 The NEON District will refresh its unique neighborhood signage system with new vinyl panels featuring local art this spring. Hampton Roads artists may submit original digital art, photography or graphic designs in print ready files for the double-sided signs with windows in which to insert vinyl artwork. Call for Digital Art: NEON Signs

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03.28.24 // Art Opportunity

Call for Vendors: NEON Rainbow Market

Calling all creative and diverse vendors to the NEON Rainbow Market! A new event for the NEON spring season, the local market at the Plot can accommodate up to 50 vendors. On Saturday, June 1 from 12pm to 4pm, bring your art and goods to the more than 500 shoppers passing through. Currently accepting vendors Call for Vendors: NEON Rainbow Market

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