NEON District

Beginning as a grassroots movement, the NEON (New Energy Of Norfolk) Arts District provides local and touring artists and musicians a place to burn bright. The district features 80+ pieces of public art and multiple eclectic restaurants, bakeries and lounges – as well as your pick of live performance venues at The Plot, PUSH Comedy Theater and the Harrison Opera House.

Quick Facts:


VIBE: Artsy, eclectic and vibrant

KNOWN FOR: Glass art, Magazine Lane, multiple public murals

Must See and Do

Major Events

NEON Festival

A free, two-day event where you can experience art exhibitions, along with live music, and in-depth mural tours, where you’ll get to learn more about the artists and their inspirations....

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Glass Art 

This district is home to The Chrysler Museum of Art, one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums, which showcases one of the largest glass collections in the U.S. and fifty unique galleries featuring everything from ancient artifacts to local artists in residence. Watch their internationally acclaimed glass collection come to life at the adjacent Perry Glass Studio during a glassmaking demonstration or class.

Best Ways to Get Around

Rentable Bikes and Scooter and Bike Share Programs

Rent bikes from Pedego's Downtown location or look for Lime scooters and bikes.


NEON District is an extremely walkable district, as it is only a few small blocks.

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