Past Events

Neon Totem Talk

Join neon artist David Svenson for a slideshow presentation on the collaborative fusion of traditional Tlingit totem carving with glass and neon craft. Stay for a screening of the documentary “Legacy: The Pilchuck Founders Totem Pole.”

New to Neon Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of New to Neon: Keeping the Craft Aglow – a group exhibit featuring over 30 emerging neon artists and MONA faculty!

Noctambulant Closing Event

Last chance to experience “Noctambulant!” Neon artist David Otis Johnson will lead a walkthrough of his exhibition at 2pm, followed by light refreshments and a chance to mingle.

Holiday Market & Glass Demo

Complimentary MONA label gift bags or boxes available with purchase of ornaments or jewelry.

Meditation & Mindfulness Session

Join us for a guided meditation session led by Jeremy Shelton, Glendale YMCA Health Lifestyles Director.

Artsakh Holiday Showcase

Check out MONA’s neon window display amidst the City of Glendale’s winter wonderland on the Artsakh Paseo! Featuring works by David Svenson, Michael Flechtner, and Kunio Ohashi.

Charles Phoenix Book Signing

Drop in for a meet-and-greet with the “Ambassador of Americana” – the one and only Charles Phoenix – and pick up a personalized copy of his latest fun and festive book, “Holiday Jubilee!”

Ghostbusters: Monsters Unleashed!

We’re opening up the Proton Pack at MONA! Peek behind-the-scenes with photos, rare props, and a Q&A with Stuart Ziff.

Noctambulant Artist Talk & Walkthrough

Join neon artist David Otis Johnson for a walkthrough of his exhibition “Noctambulant.” Johnson will talk about the neon fabrication process and how the exhibition came together.

Floating Signifiers Pop-Up

Explore interactive augmented reality (AR) in MONA’s gallery as part of Glendale Tech Week!

Noctambulant Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of Noctambulant: New Works by David Otis Johnson

Neon FAQs

Stuart Ziff returns to MONA to answer all of your burning questions – from beginner to advanced – about neon signs, noble gases, and more, plus a neon bending demonstration!

Restoration Month: Lincoln Market

Join us every Saturday in July to see a sign from MONA’s permanent collection go from unlit to illuminated!

Opening Reception: shiNE ON

Celebrate the opening of shiNE ON: Two Artists Remembered, featuring the work of Brian Coleman (1945-2018) and Kunio Ohashi (1952-2014).

Animating Neon 101

Discover the basics of creating illusory and actual movement with neon tubes in this introductory workshop led by artist Michael Flechtner.

Interactive Demo: Arduino Control

Join artist Stuart Ziff for an interactive neon programming demonstration with an Arduino board. You’ll be able to bring neon to life in front of your very own eyes!

Motors & Movements Workshop

Join Jim Jenkins, artist and CSUF Professor Emeritus, to explore the basic types of motors commonly found in kinetic sculptures.

Dapper Day Expo

Visit MONA’s booth at the Dapper Day Fall Expo and take photos in your finery with a special display of vintage signs from our collection!

Kinetic Energy Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening reception of Kinetic Energy: Art That Won’t Stand Still, a group exhibition featuring kinetic sculpture, animated neon, and plasma.


The latest edition of the art x science magazine “Plasma” features MONA! Join us as we host a discussion between neon artists and scientists, then stay to enjoy the exhibition closing party.

Chinatown: The Movie & The Tour

CHINATOWN, THE MOVIE: A free screening of the 1974 noir classic at Glendale Central Library.

She Bends: Women in Neon Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of MONA’s new exhibition!

Jewel City Noir: Film & Lecture Series

The Museum of Neon Art and The Friends of the Glendale Public Library Present: JEWEL CITY NOIR: A Film and Lecture Series.

Mid-Summer Celebration

Featuring music by Neon Hunter Collective and live performance painting by Norton Wisdom.

Designing the Improbable & The Art of Plasma Opening Reception

Join us at the opening reception for MONA’s new exhibitions!

Holiday Open House for MONA Members

Come by and celebrate MONA’s first year in our new home!

Connie Conway “L.A. After Sunset” Book Signing

Connie Conway will be signing her new book L.A. After Sunset at MONA!

Meet the Masters: Cathi Milligan

Join us for a demonstration with glassworker Cathi Milligan of The Glass Studio!

Meet the Masters: Paul Bostrand

Join us for a public tour of our Halloween window display and meet neon artist Paul Bostrand of Ace Neon!

Night of Noir Book Reading

Featuring readings about the history of Noir in Glendale and the greater LA area with authors Steph Cha, Désirée Zamorano, Naomi Hirahara, Gary Phillips, and Tom Nolan.

Los Angeles International Neon Jubilee

Join us for a day-long street festival and ribbon-cutting to celebrate the re-lighting of the Velaslavasay Panorama’s 1939 neon marquee.

Hats Off to Hollywood! Opening Reception & Fundraiser

The Museum of Neon Art and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles invite you to join us for a fantastic fundraiser and lighting of the newly-restored Brown Derby!

Glendale Cruise Night

In conjunction with Glendale Cruise Night on Brand Boulevard, a restored 1941 Tatra T87 will be parked on the Paseo in front of the “TATRA” neon sign in MONA’s window!

#SIGNGEEKS & Dancing With Light Opening Reception

#SIGNGEEKS features 162 photos of vintage neon signage by 60 different “Sign Geeks” from around the world.

Grand Opening Celebration

Come celebrate MONA’s Grand Opening in Glendale!