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.