Untitled Document Big city lights are what dreams are made of. From Hollywood to Atlantic City, nightlife wouldn't be the same without that neon glow. If you've forgotten how dark history would be without the flashy tools that helped make the battle scenes in Star Wars and the multi-billion dollar casino strip in Las Vegas, you can explore the past by checking out 24 Years With 24 Artists at the Museum of Neon Art.

The museum is known for its collection of artwork with designs featuring light and motion with modern-day pieces including a 1987 piece by Michael Flechtner that displays a string of 20 neon space shuttles strung throughout 28 feet of the main gallery.

Technologically advanced works made of plasma and single electrodes were created through a glass, mold-blowing and flame-working process powered by radio frequencies. But, we don't have to worry about the science behind the art. Instead we get to stand back and stare in awe at the creations of 24 artists who mastered the technical difficulties and turned them into the jazzy bright lights that illuminate the night.

Museum of Neon Art is located at 501 W. Olympic Blvd., in Los Angeles.

Price: General Admission $5; free the second Thursday every month from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call (213) 489-9918 or visit www.neonmona.org.