You will hear brief, artist-approved, narratives on 26 works of art and their creators. You will be guided on an insightfully coordinated route. You will feel the New Energy of Norfolk in the NEON District. Join us for a unique pedestrian experience of art, culture, and community. There are fresh, stoic and high-tech works of art thanks to our family of artists. We will visit next-level and interactive pieces created in high tech mediums and classic street murals. The artwork here displays an energy that is the cultural, economic and spiritual regeneration of this neighborhood. There have been contributions from all the players. Commissions have sprung from business owners and Norfolk's Arts and Humanities Department. Some artworks were financed through crowdfunding and others by philanthropy. We have new glassblowing and culinary schools in the works by a local college. There are new residential structures going up and filling up. The city has also invested in the borough's infrastructure. All creating fertile ground for entrepreneurs in the NEON District. NEON= New Energy of Norfolk Our two-mile route takes 90 minutes to compete.
Having hosted over 600 tours and hikes in and around my hometown of Norfolk, I've spent seven years exploring and sharing. Each artist has a story and each piece a spirit. The artists with works featured on our tour were provided with the narrative related to their work. Some responded with valuable feedback and others a kind nod. So what we will convey about the art is synced with the creator's visions and is genuine.
Mike will guide you through the unseen conduits of the NEON district revealing hidden gems and next-level high tech pieces. We take an insightfully planned and practiced path revealing an inspired body of sculptures, murals, and interactive works.
NEON District Contemporary Art Tour