FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Guest stands for a photo during Portrait Hour at The Neon Museum.
(Courtesy of The Neon Museum)
THE NEON MUSEUM ANNOUNCES PORTRAIT HOUR
FOR PERSONAL PHOTO SESSIONS
LAS VEGAS (September 2020) – The Neon Museum announces Portrait Hour for guests seeking to book time in the museum’s North Gallery amidst hundreds of vintage Las Vegas signs for a personal photo shoot. Guests who book Portrait Hour tickets share the space with other guests while they have a portrait photo session taken by their own photographer. Portrait Hour dates and times are preselected and available to view here.
The North Gallery sits adjacent to the main collection in the Neon Boneyard and offers visitors an array of world-famous un-restored Las Vegas signs such as Lady Luck and the Golden Nugget. The space is ideal for guests looking for a colorful, one-of-a-kind backdrop for their photos.
“Portrait Hour was created to allow fans of the museum to take photos for special occasions or just for fun in front of their favorite Las Vegas signs,” said Dawn Merritt, vice president and chief marketing officer, The Neon Museum. “While we still offer private photography bookings at the museum, this option offers a more affordable way to shoot personal photos in the museum for those who don’t mind sharing the space with other guests.”
Photos taken during Portrait Hour are for personal use only. No commercial retail, fine art or editorial use is permitted without prior written consent from The Neon Museum. The total number of guests allowed during Portrait Hour is 15, which includes the guest’s photographer, assistants and other guests. Portrait Hour tickets are $50 per person for the one hour and reservations are required. Tickets for Nevada residents, students, active military, veterans and seniors with valid ID are just $35 per person.
ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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