Public Arts and Galleries

Art Is Everywhere

Downtown Norfolk is home to some of the area’s best public art collections. In addition to exploring galleries and art studios, you can experience some of the top pieces from local artists all around the city with these guides and tours.

Norfolk State University

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Offsite Gallery

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Monticello Arcade

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Festivals of Festevents

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Old Dominion University

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NEON District Tours

Get a guided tour of Norfolk’s creative arts district, an enclave of public sculpture, large wall murals and performance venues.

A Guide To Norfolk’s Murals

With self-guided tours aplenty, Norfolk’s art scene is not to be missed. Everything from public murals to installations on local buildings have been designed for the city. 

Your Guide to the Norfolk Mermaids

Norfolk’s mermaids have been here for two decades and have become our iconic symbol. Today, these mermaids have doubled in quantity and are scattered throughout the city for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Must-See Outdoor Public Art

Norfolk’s public art not only distinguishes us from other cities, but also brings great awareness to our community’s values.


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