Most people associate bright and beautiful marquee lights with historic theatre districts and grand hotels. The history of these lights is an interesting one. Initially, the marquee was used to advertise upcoming performances or star actors at a particular theatre in beautiful and ornate light art. Think Broadway in New York City or Radio City Music Hall. With the invention of the automobile, marquee light designs became more simplified with easy-to-read text in big, bold lettering. All kinds of businesses began to mimic the “marquee look”. Circuses and fairs adopted the fun and eclectic look as well. Often, the lights in marquees were made to flash and blink to attract as much attention as possible to the message being showcased.
neonboneyard4People are intrigued by marquee lights and the eras the lights represent. The Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas is the perfect marquee light inspiration! The collection includes old neon signs dating back to the 1930s. Pieces at the museum are donated or reclaimed from old buildings being demolished. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.
Today, marquee lights are found virtually everywhere. Interior designers have re-imagined a place for marquee lights in the designs of baby rooms, kitchens, and man caves. We have customers who showcase marquee lights in their living rooms and lake cabins!Marquee Graveyard
Swish Flowers is proud to offer custom marquee lights to our customers since 2010. Our lights are made in Ontario, Canada by a husband and wife artisan team. You can choose the background colour, size, and metal finish on your marquee light to help it fit perfectly into your special space. Our lights run on electricity, so you don’t need to worry about recharging batteries to keep your lights a-glow. Visit us in store or give us a call to place your order. Your beautiful new light (and art piece) will arrive 4-6 weeks later.