The NEON District needs mural artists. Here’s how you can apply

Examples of mural artwork in the NEON District. (Southside Daily/Melanie Occhiuzzo)
Examples of mural artwork in the NEON District. (Southside Daily/Melanie Occhiuzzo)

NORFOLK — The NEON District is hosting the next round of public art projects that need to be completed in time for the 5th annual NEON Festival on Oct. 17 and 18.

The projects are in partnership with the NEON District’s unique neighborhood businesses, showcasing the wide range of community involvement, officials said in a news release.

The NEON Festival always drives new partnerships and new art projects to the district.

Every public art project is an opportunity to build a new relationship between artists, businesses and community volunteers, officials said.

In honor of the 5th annual event, the NEON District aims to showcase five new murals.

The festival’s visual arts programming will also include pop-up art galleries, temporary art installations and new student pieces by the Governor’s School for the Arts.

There are five new opportunities for artist submissions:

  • Bob’s Gun Shop, 746 Granby St.
  • Exotic Home, 819 Granby St.
  • Homeland Contracting, 735 Granby St.
  • Hugh R. Copeland Center, 112 West Wilson Ave.
  • Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown, 700 Monticello Ave.

Submissions are due by June 21, for a selection process by the NEON District Public Art Committee.

Artists will be announced in July with work to be completed over the summer.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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