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Neon Speaks is an annual festival and symposium that advocates for preserving historic neon signs. Produced by our sister organization, San Francisco Neon, a not-for-profit organization under the fiscal sponsorship of the Tenderloin Museum. Our goal is to educate and advocate for the artistic legacy of historic neon signs: a living archive of design, craft, and city history.

Contact us if you would like to attend or present at the next Neon Speaks symposium

Vintage neon signs have evolved from advertising to art, and now they serve as landmarks of the day-to-day human experience within communities. The artisans and advocates who take on these preservation projects deserve and desire public acknowledgment, and the opportunity to share experiences.

SF Neon produces an annual Neon Speaks festival and symposium to bring neon preservationists and advocates together to celebrate and share information on historic neon restoration and preservation.


Renewal by Light: Tour the City’s Neon Signs
— Brie Noel Taylor, Eventbrite Local Lifestyle

Neon Sign Seeks New Home
— Ida Mojadad, SF Weekly

Neon Symposium Speaks to the Art’s Past and Future
— Carrie Sisto via Hoodline, ABC 7 News

Best Neon Museums in the West
— Christopher Hall, AAA Via Magazine

Tenderloin Neon A-Z aims to restore neon across the neighborhood
— Carrie Sisto, Hoodline

Tenderloin Museum Offers Neon A-Z Walking Tour
— Ryan Kost, SF Chronicle