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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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09.18.23 // Art Opportunities

Illuminate: Interactive Art Competition

Calling All Creatives! 757 Makerspace is thrilled to announce an interactive art competition in collaboration with the NEON District and Tidewater Burners, as part of the 8th annual NEON Festival. This year’s theme, “ILLUMINATE,” invites artists to explore the mesmerizing interplay of light, color, and technology in their interactive artworks. All submitted art pieces must Illuminate: Interactive Art Competition

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09.18.23 // Art Opportunities

Glass Studio Assistantship Program

The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Assistantship is an educational opportunity designed for emerging artists who have recently completed an undergraduate degree program in glass, or who are pursuing a professional career working in glass. There are two competitive six-month assistantship sessions per year: Spring: Mid-January–Mid-July Fall: Mid-July–Mid-January The program provides practical, professional studio experience in Glass Studio Assistantship Program

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09.18.23 // Art Opportunities

Call for Artists: Kindred Art Project

The Franklin Johnston Group and Brinshore Development invite Norfolk’s talented artists to be part of the ‘Kindred Art Project.’ Be a part of the transformation of Tidewater Gardens in St. Paul’s by showcasing your artwork in the new ‘Kindred Apartment Homes’ public spaces. Fifteen or more Norfolk-based artists will be commissioned to paint or design Call for Artists: Kindred Art Project

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09.18.23 // Art Opportunities

Call for Art: Diversity Gallery

Join the Norfolk Botanical Garden in celebrating the tapestry of cultures and voices within our community! Calling all talented local artists of color in Hampton Roads to submit your diverse artworks for the Norfolk Botanical Garden’s upcoming Diversity Gallery. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your creativity, perspectives, and cultural expressions and is open Call for Art: Diversity Gallery

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09.01.23 // Monthly Newsletters

August 2023

Before the 8th Annual NEON Festival energizes the district this October, it’s time to break out the spray cans and paint rollers.

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07.31.23 // Monthly Newsletters

July 2023

Always wanted to join in the NEON Festival fun? Now’s the time with the NEON District accepting submissions from artists and performers for programming this month.

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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.