2018 NEON Festival – Norfolk

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4th Annual NEON Festival
October 18-19, 2018
NEON District – Norfolk, VA

The 4th Annual NEON Festival will take place in the NEON District of Norfolk from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19. This free festival is presented by Business Consortium for Arts Support in partnership with the Downtown Norfolk Council and the Chrysler Museum of Art.

The two-day festival encourages visitors to explore and discover the NEON District, Norfolk’s first official arts district, that is anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House and extends to The Plot on Granby Street. The festival celebrates the energy in the NEON District and draws from the passion and creativity in Downtown and the region.


The 2018 NEON Festival includes:

Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio with California neon artist Michael Flechtner

Impression exhibition opening at d’Art Center Thursday with a printmaking make & take

The Plot Beer Garden and main stage entertainment from local community groups Friday evening, 6-10 p.m.

Unveiling of new murals and various other public art projects by Ivan Roque, Christopher Kozak, Scott Walker and more NEON artists

Public art tours led by local tour guides

Five pop-up art galleries in NEON District businesses and venues


Contributing sponsors include Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Rutter Mills, Sway Creative Labs and Work Program Architects with friend sponsorships from TowneBank and VisitNorfolk. For sponsorship opportunities or for more information about including organizations or venues in the festival programming, please contact the Downtown Norfolk Council.

Norfolk’s first official arts district, NEON (New Energy of Norfolk), is home to long-time cultural institutions like the Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House as well as studio-based ventures like d’Art Center and the Rutter Family Art Foundation, all providing artists a place to make, create and show.

Learn more at www.NEONNFK.com

source: City of Norfolk Council


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