Hats, Music and Technology

Inspired by longtime hat retailer and men’s clothier Stark & Legum, artist and professor Clyde Santana and Norfolk State University students created a mural paying homage to the Harlem Renaissance, Cubism and men’s changing fashions.

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Art Benches

In 2016 and 2017, Governor’s School for the Arts students painted benches to provide public seating and enhance NEON’s street life. The City of Norfolk generously donated vintage benches from Town Point Park.

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757 Energy & Vibe

The mural’s vibrant colors reflect the current energy and vibe of Hampton Roads’ growing arts community. Jerrod Ray collaborated with WKTR News 3, a large stakeholder in the NEON District.  

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Reach

Artist Heather Bryant’s mural on Virginia Furniture’s storage container promotes universal harmony by depicting diverse characters connected by dots woven into a vibrant and interconnected pattern. Dots are scattered throughout the composition attempting to, and often, making contact. Sponsored by Virginia Furniture.

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The Dance

Known for nature-inspired black and white compositions Richmond artist Amelia Langford utilized the existing yellow paint on the mural’s wall to add a warm undertone to her striking floral design.

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Push It Real Good

Push Comedy Theater collaborated with then Glass Wheel Studio artist Heidi Peelen to create a mural celebrating their fun aesthetic on one of the historic Auto Row storefronts on Granby Street.

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Green Machine

For his second piece in the NEON, artist Hampton Boyer was inspired by his childhood love of monster trucks and the need to preserve the environment through recycling efforts and solar power.

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Symbiotic Nuances

Norfolk State University professor and art department director Solomon Isekeije’s work is a dynamic collision of European and African motifs drawing inspiration from Nigerian textiles, African masquerades, Cubism and Surrealism.

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Untitled [Glass Wheel Mural]

This 3-story mural, by internationally known painter Alex Brewer, also known as HENSE, covers the facade of Glass Wheel Studio. His style marries the quick, gestural brushstrokes of graffiti and abstract painting. He is best known for his dynamic, vivid and colorful abstract paintings and monumental wall pieces.

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Public Art Program

Since the birth of the NEON District, new murals and sculpture projects have multiplied, through both top down and grassroots efforts. The combination creates an inclusive, welcoming arts community with a range of talents and styles. The NEON District's public art grant program supports individual artists and property owners seeking designs.

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Past Projects

Arts Archive

A number of amazing projects have graced the walls and galleries in the NEON District over the years. Some were temporary, some faded away gracefully and some rotate out over the years. Walk down memory lane with us.

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