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The Neon Museum - Las Vegas

For over a century, neon has been illuminating signs all over the world.

Today, neon signs are not only hanging in storefront windows but seen in the trendiest spots with influencers lining up to get the perfect image to post on social media, or as the cool kids say, “doin’ it for the gram.”

Is what we see today actually neon, or the cheaper copycat, colored LED? Is traditional neon signage production becoming an uncommon craft?

Next month, the Phoenix chapter will tour a local neon sign fabricator located in Mesa. There we will see how neon signs are made and talk to true craftsmen about how they are creating more than signs and prove that nothing can replicate the aesthetic and classic glow of real neon.

Afterwards we will explore downtown Mesa and enjoy some food and drinks at Worth, Oro Brewery and Cider Corps – for anyone unable to join the tour feel free to meet the group afterwards on Main Street.




Neon Shop Tour + Demo

Date: Wednesday, June 19 

Time: 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Place: Graham’s Neon  |   456 N Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

RSVP: Wednesday, June 12

*If you are interested in the tour, but all spaces are full, please email one of the SEGD chairs and we will contact you if an opening becomes available ([email protected] [email protected] )

Limited Space: 10 people


Old Town Mesa Adventure

Time: 5PM – 7PM

Place: Old Town Mesa Main Street

Worth Takeaway Sandwiches followed by Cider Corps + Oro Brewing

NOTE: This is not a sponsored event – food and beverage is PYOW.



Thanks to everyone for coming to our Talk + Tour with Will Bruder last night. Such a great deep dive on all things design and special thanks to the Phoenix Central Library at Burton Barr for accommodating us!

Library Renewed: Architect Talk + Tour with Will Bruder


2018 is almost over, so let’s end the year on a high note with a tour of the newly renovated Burton Barr Phoenix Central Library, given by the architect himself, Will Bruder.

After the tour, join us at the new DTPHX hangout spot, The Churchill which offers good vibes and multiple options for food and drink! Can’t wait to catch up and discuss our plans for the new year!



Burton Barr Phoenix Central Library  |  1221 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004


The Churchill  |  901 N. 1st St. Phoenix, AZ 85004


WHEN: Thursday, December 13 @ 4:30PM




RSVP: Tuesday, December 11

Who’s Larry?

Join us for an end of summer happy hour as we help introduce Larry to the DTPHX neighborhood! We want to hear what fun projects you are involved with and what has been inspiring you this summer, plus a recap on this year’s SEGD conference in Minneapolis!

Come cool off and celebrate the last bit of summer with us, Thursday, August 23 at 5pm at The Larry.


“Hey, it’s Larry! Come explore my new home that is the all-day-vibes food and drink hangout from the team at Conceptually Social, anchored in the Phoenix Warehouse District. Here, you’ll mingle with DTPHX buddies, sip a freshly made cocktail, caffeinate on specialty coffees and simply want to stick around a little longer.”


Event Details:

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 5pm

The Larry

515 E Grant St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Hey Phoenix,

It's getting cooler here by the weeks and what better time for a Fall Movie & Mingle with your fellow SEGD members and experiential design enthusiasts!

We will be screening the film Sign Painters at the Canary Gould Evans studio in the warehouse district. Nosh on appetizers & sip on drinks, with a special introduction of our national SEGD sponsor, PAM Wayfinding.

11.7.2017 | 5:30 - 7:30pm
Canary Gould Evans Studio
521 South 3rd Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004

All are welcome! Free for members, and $5 for non-members.

Please get your ticket at Eventbrite by October 31st.

We are excited to see you,

Phoenix Chapter


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