The long-awaited new home of the Museum of Neon Art took a big leap forward with its largest single individual donation to date. The check for $130,000 came in this week from the estate of late supporter Bob Weekley who passed away in February. The donation, part of the Glowing2Glendale campaign, is earmarked for the interior build-out, designed by Shimoda Design Group in Little Tokyo, and brings the collection of historic neon signs and contemporary electric art closer to flickering on for good this September.
Giant signs, including a rooftop diver and oversized dripping faucet, can already be spotted around the glass and steel building. The museum was founded in the Arts District downtown in 1981 and bounced around several downtown locations before relocating across from the Americana at Brand shopping center on Brand Blvd. in Glendale.