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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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03.06.24 // Blog

A Star Is Born: Hurrah’s Academy

Introducing “The Academy!” While this Hurrah Players project has been waiting in the wings for more than a year now, it’s officially out on stage. The very first television and film academy in Hampton Roads is now under construction in the former Glass Wheel Studio at 128 W. Olney Road. The contractor broke ground last A Star Is Born: Hurrah’s Academy

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01.02.24 // Blog

2023 Year in Review

It has now been a decade since the NEON District went from dream to reality, from a spark to fire, from abandoned storefronts to renovated historic buildings, and from a few lone creative folks in the neighborhood to a community of artists, makers, small business owners and arts professionals. Ten years in, we continue to push forward, still in need of physical improvements, more investment, and most all, places to make and show art. That drive is more important than ever – the small businesses who call NEON home need you, and us, to keep the lights on. Keep buying art, take a mural tour, attend a performance, go to brunch, buy a baguette, or make a donation to propel the NEON District forward another ten years.

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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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11.28.23 // Blog

Host Your Party in NEON

it’s about time to come together and celebrate. The NEON is the perfect place to host your next event. Whether you’re looking for an intimate luncheon, epic wedding or unique performance space, there is somewhere in the neighborhood for everyone.

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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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11.10.23 // Blog

5 Fun Ways to Experience Visual Arts in the NEON

The NEON District is home to many of Norfolk’s most beloved art organizations and an incredible, ever-expanding collection of public art. Since 2014, there have been 120 different public art projects ranging from large-scale murals to custom spinning neon signs. It’s a place where classic sculptures on the campus of the Chrysler Museum of Art 5 Fun Ways to Experience Visual Arts in the NEON

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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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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.