• Press Release

6th Annual NEON Festival: Call for Art & Programming

Words and Images courtesy of the Downtown Norfolk Council.


The NEON Festival is returning after the 2020 hiatus. On the evenings of October 21 and 22, the annual celebration will bring back music, dance, art and more to the NEON District. We are thrilled to again be presented by lead sponsors Business Consortium for Arts Support and Old Dominion University. As in the past, the festival is centered around Chrysler Museum of Art and Glass Studio on Thursday night and The Plot and local businesses along Granby Street Friday night.

You can find more information at the Facebook event page.

As in every year prior, NEON Festival programming is sourced from a free open call, making the art and entertainment entirely community driven. The open call to artists is available now until August 20, 2021. Visual artists (2D and 3D), musicians, bands, entertainers, dance troupes, theaters, performance artists and cultural organizations are encouraged to apply. A variety of spaces will be available on both evenings at multiple stages and venues. All applicants will be notified of invitation to participate by August 30, 2021.

Applications can be submitted here.