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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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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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11.01.23 // Monthly Newsletters

October 2023

A little rain can’t stop the NEON Festival! Thanks to those of you that attended the 8th Annual NEON Festival! Whether you were an artist, performer, attendee, volunteer, or sponsor of the festival, we want to hear from you through a quick survey.

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10.19.23 // Press

NEON Shines Bright with the Arts

When urbanist and scholar, Richard Florida, first introduced the “creative class” into our popular lexicon back in the early aughts, his ideas were heralded as being transformative and sexy, yet rooted in substantial data…all of which led to buy-in from urban planners and downtown revivalists throughout the country.

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09.30.23 // Monthly Newsletters

September 2023

New murals and art projects make their debut, plus the 8th Annual NEON Festival is here to light up the district!

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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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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.