• 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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My Standards

My Standards by the artist Bage is a 7’ tall one-eyed tomcat made of recycled breaker boxes, a light pole and other found metals. The 3-dimensional feline appeared one night in the tradition of other 2-dimensional graffiti aerosol art and now prowls the NEON looking for fun.

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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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Transparent Seas

Created by renowned artist Jason Levesque with digital marketing agency Grow, the 40-foot interactive mural serves as a beacon for the district. The multi-layered artwork transforms with interactive LED lights based on the movements of its onlookers, revealing different layers of the artwork under different colors of light. Everyone has a camera in their pocket Transparent Seas

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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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