Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Norfolk’s NEON Festival open call for artists and performers through August 19

The NEON District’s Festival committee is now accepting submissions from artists and performers for programming during the seventh annual NEON Festival. The NEON Festival will take place in the NEON District of Norfolk on October 20 and 21, from 6 to 10 pm. This free festival is presented by Arts Alliance and Old Dominion University in partnership with the Downtown Norfolk Council and the Chrysler Museum of Art.

NEON Festival programming is driven by the community, sourced through this free open call and then organized by a volunteer committee. A variety of spaces will be available on both evenings at multiple stages and venues, with opportunities to show art in indoor and outdoor pop up exhibition spaces and for performers at a variety of neighborhood venues. Visual artists (2D and 3D), musicians, bands, entertainers, dance troupes, theaters, performance artists and cultural organizations are encouraged to apply.

The open call to artists is available now until August 19, 2022. Applications can be submitted here. All applicants will be notified of invitation to participate by August 29, 2022. Questions can be directed to info@neonnfk.com.

The NEON Festival is a two-evening festival celebrating and encouraging visitors to explore and discover the NEON District, Norfolk’s first official arts district. The NEON District is anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House and extends to The Plot on Granby Street.

Since its inaugural year in 2015, the NEON Festival has been attracting more than 4,000 visitors to the NEON District each fall for two nights of programming. Hundreds of performers, artists, musicians, dancers and makers have presented their art on NEON Festival stages and gallery walls.

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