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 unique home goods, get a tattoo or dine out at an eclectic restaurant. The neighborhood is fast transforming into the place to be.