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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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01.02.24 // Monthly Newsletters

December 2023

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.

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12.08.23 // Art Opportunities

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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11.30.23 // Monthly Newsletters

November 2023

The Santa band is tuning up and local vendors are stocking their tents…it’s time for the NEON Holiday Market! With a record number of vendors and a new beer garden, the market is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever on Saturday, December 9.

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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 // Art Opportunities

Offsite Gallery Call for Hampton Roads Artists

Hampton Roads artists in the 7 cities are invited to submit an exhibition proposal to exhibit in 2024. Location: The Offsite Gallery, MacArthur Center, Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA Deadline: 12.31.2023 The City of Norfolk’s Offsite Gallery is a cultural hub and creative outlet for local artists, fostering exploration, and community engagement. We hope to exhibit Offsite Gallery Call for Hampton Roads Artists

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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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