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NEON District

Norfolk’s first official arts district, the NEON District, is home to a new wave of passion and creativity in downtown. NEON, or New Energy Of Norfolk, draws from the neighborhood’s history with the automobile industry as it moves into a new and vibrant future. Long time cultural institutions like the Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House anchor the District while studio-based ventures like d'Art Center and the Rutter Family Art Foundation provide artists a place to make, create and show.

Whether you are a local or visiting for the first time, the NEON District offers a unique cultural experience. Within a few short blocks you can see a muralist at work, take in an improv comedy performance at Push Comedy Theater, watch a live glass-working demonstration, shop for the freshest gear, get a tattoo or dine out at an eclectic restaurant. The neighborhood is fast transforming into the place to be.

Click here for a map of the NEON District. For NEON events and mural tours, please visit Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter.

The Downtown Norfolk Council and the NEON District would like your support in creating a vibrant arts neighborhood. Please click here for donation opportunities.