You can spray neon paint on friends just for fun at this new wonderland
If you want to have some crazy fun, and create memories you can laugh about even years later, then head to NEON Wonderland. It is a facility for friends and family to engage in child like frivolity that doubles up as art therapy. The dark 1,200 sq.ft. paint-splattered room encourages people of all ages to, as its owner declares, “Ditch their stiffness and accept colors with open arms.”
Founded by JNAFAU alumnus and art lover, Harshini Krishna, NEON opened in November 2023 in the bylanes of Bandlaguda, Nagole, and has already attracted over 1,500 curious customers, from ages three to 70. It was launched with the hope of providing a space not just for children to play around with color and create abstract DIY art, but also one where adults can reconnect with their inner child and let their imagination run amok.
The neon paint hues – which come in a pack of five 100 ml bottles – include blue, yellow, green, pink and orange colors, and are updated every three months. Assuring us of the safety of these paints, which are used in multiple fun-filled activities that last for an hour per session, Harshini shares, “The colors are skin-friendly with no chemicals and heavy metals in them.”
We had the chance to indulge in some splatter fun ourselves as we entered the glowing neon-splashed room, rocking protective bodysuits and socks. The space, which can house up to 15 to 20 people in every session, is equipped with neon signs placed over paint-struck walls; tables with wet colors strewn across them; and loud music, to elevate the unfiltered madness of it all.
We engaged in Spin the Wheel, which involves creating abstract art over a canvas placed on top of a spinning wheel. Pendulum Art is where all colors are placed inside a pendulum (hanging above a canvas) that when released, create geometric patterns as it oscillates. Lastly, Fluid Art, a simple activity in which you can splash colors of your choice across a canvas (which can fit in the palm of your hand) and create unique abstractions with just the movement of your wrist.
Aside from this, NEON also hosts birthday parties, art sessions and workshops on the rooftop. So far, they have conducted some related to sketching, sculpture painting and pottery. Moving forward, Harshini aims to host more events and slowly yet steadily grow and expand NEON by introducing more outlets.
Price: Rs 699 per person per session
Shivani Nagar, Bandlaguda, Nagole
Tel: 77802 78552
Timings: 10.15 am to 8.15 pm on weekdays
10.15 am to 9.30 pm on weekends