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03.22.23 // Press

Women’s History Month with Karen Rudd

She’s passionate about public art and bringing creative opportunities to the City of Norfolk! Introducing Norfolk Arts Director, Karen Rudd, who also serves on NEON’s Public Art Committee.

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03.22.23 // Press

Glass Act: Chrysler Museum’s Massive Glass Studio Expansion

For over a decade, the Chrysler Museum’s Perry glass studio has invited the public to experience the magical, molten elements of glassblowing. The over 9,000 square foot space was initially established “to nurture the growing glass community in Norfolk,” as described by Glass Studio Manager and Program Director Robin Rogers, and pays tribute to the Chrysler’s internationally-acclaimed glass collection, which boasts over 10,000 pieces spanning 3,000 years.

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03.11.23 // Press

Student Tying Up Loose Ends Before 9th Annual Wearable Arts Show

Governor’s School of Arts students are storytelling through art. “They are getting this great opportunity to get out of their comfort zone,” said Liana Courts, chairwoman of GSArts’ visual arts department. The wearable art pieces force students to think outside the box.

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03.06.23 // Monthly Newsletters

February 2023

It’s that funny time of year when the dreariness of winter seems past but spring is not quite yet blooming. Take a walk in NEON…

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01.31.23 // Monthly Newsletters

January 2023

There’s a certain romantic holiday in mid-February that we like to think of in NEON more as an occasion to eat your favorite local dessert and have some fun.

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01.19.23 // Art Opportunities

Hampton Roads Student Gallery

For over 30 years Student Gallery has provided students in 11th and 12th grade the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in leading museums and institutions in the Hampton Roads Region of Virginia. Students participate annually through teacher and school administrator solicitation. A panel of knowledgeable art professionals are hired to act as un-biased jurors to Hampton Roads Student Gallery

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01.19.23 // Art Opportunities

Call for Artists: Norfolk Arts

The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks to hire a multidisciplinary team of artists to create a mural and event. Budget: $10,000 Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA Deadline: 02.22.2023 Questions: The City of Norfolk seeks to hire a multidisciplinary team of artists to create a mural and event. The team could consist of mural artist(s), theatre artist(s), performance artist(s), Call for Artists: Norfolk Arts

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01.06.23 // Monthly Newsletters

December 2022

Readers, visitors, artists, friends, downtowners – all of you out there who return to the NEON District over and over again, thank you.

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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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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.