Jude Cook has worked with neon signs for decades, even restoring several well-known icons around town. Not only did Jude create and restore signs, he collected them. Dozens and dozens of them, His collection even reached critical mass. It filled his business and soon took over his home.
Two years ago, after visiting several neon sign museums around the country, Jude and his wife had their own bright idea for their signs. They were inspired to open Ignite, a sign art museum in Tucson, a city already known for its neon.
Familiar commercial logos and replicas of local light up landmarks deck the walls of the museum; from the De Anza Drive-In Theatre to the Tropicana, to Molina’s Mexican Food.
The Museum will be open Wednesday – Saturday from 10a – 4p. General admission is $11. The museum will also be an event space and host sign-making classes. For more information: http://www.ignitemuseum.com/