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05.13.24 // Monthly Newsletters

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 Opportunities

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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04.02.24 // Monthly Newsletters

March 2024

Spring in the NEON District is brimming with vibrant art and community events. Explore new walking tours featuring local artists, lend a hand at The Plot’s Volunteer Day, or submit your artwork for our unique neighborhood signage.

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03.28.24 // Art Opportunities

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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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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03.01.24 // Monthly Newsletters

February 2024

This February newsletter highlights the exciting new TV and film academy from The Hurrah Players, the return of customer service to the Human Services building, the one year anniversary of GypSea Roots Collective and the 10th anniversary of the Wearable Arts Fashion Show. Plus, PlantNorfolk’s re-opening and upcoming events like the 3 on 3 Improv Tournament and the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone performance!

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02.21.24 // Monthly Newsletters

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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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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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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Art Opportunities

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.

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