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09.27.23 // Blog

Volunteer at NEON Festival

Volunteers are needed on Friday, October 20 during the second evening of the NEON Festival. Two shifts are available, 6pm to 8pm and 8pm to 10pm. Jobs include pouring beer, assisting at the information booth and guiding visitors around the District. Register here. Thanks for partying down with NEON!

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05.01.23 // Blog

Welcome Shark City Naturals

Welcome Shark City Naturals to the NEON District! Shark City Naturals is a family-owned and operated, all-natural cosmetics company based out of Norfolk. The products were initially made for their large family of ten after experiencing adverse reactions from beauty products made with unknown substances, but it quickly evolved into a flourishing business that sells Welcome Shark City Naturals

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03.31.23 // Blog

NEON Art Tours

The NEON District and Norfolk Tour Company are proud to announce a new season of monthly walking tours of the district’s public art collection.

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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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10.13.22 // Blog

Wake Up Inspired: Breakfast & Brunch Options in The NEON

What better way to start the day than a mouthwatering breakfast from a locally-owned business, among the big murals of the NEON District?  The NEON, which is nestled between Downtown and Ghent, offers some of the tastiest breakfasts in town — and they won’t gobble up your wallet, either.  Whether getting some food in your Wake Up Inspired: Breakfast & Brunch Options in The NEON

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10.04.22 // Blog

Tips from the Experts: How to Win a Public Art Call

How does public art happen? Rarely is art in the public sphere an act of spontaneous inspiration.For a piece of public art to become a reality, it typically takes months of planning, and multiple meetings of stakeholders with varied interests, including property owners, funding sources, community and civic organizations and, ultimately, the artist her or Tips from the Experts: How to Win a Public Art Call

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10.04.22 // Blog

Expert’s Guide to Parking in the NEON

Unlike many of the neighborhoods in Hampton Roads, which have been built from scratch in the last handful of decades, the NEON District is an evolving adaptation of a historic neighborhood. Horses and carriages used to travel these same pathways, as did early iterations of the cars we drive today. Being part of an adapted Expert’s Guide to Parking in the NEON

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10.04.22 // Blog

Reasons to Be Excited for the Bright Future of the NEON District

Three Reasons to Be Excited for the Bright Future of the NEON District This October brings with it the seventh NEON Festival, marking seven years of murals, performances, new local businesses, and creative people being creative in the neighborhood that will go down as the first arts district in Hampton Roads.  More than half a Reasons to Be Excited for the Bright Future of the NEON District

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10.01.22 // Blog

Uncovering Hampton Roads: The Canvas

The NEON District owes its earliest roots to a group of ambitious art advocates who asked a simple question of local property owners…Mind if we paint on your boarded up windows?  In the early 2010s, murals projects in Richmond, Virginia and arts districts like Wynwoods Walls in Miami were experiencing the early and positive impact Uncovering Hampton Roads: The Canvas

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7th Annual
 NEON Festival

The 7th annual NEON Festival returned to NFK October 20 & 21, 2022. The nights were lit with performances, music, murals, art and more!

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Call For Artists

Hundreds of artists have passed through NEON walls over the years. Big or small, international or your next door neighbor, high school student or college professor - artists of all kinds and skill levels are welcome to contribute to the NEON District's public art collection. Apply for project-based open calls throughout the year to join the club.