Founded in 1983 by partners Dennis Dix and Dana Burton, City Lights Neon neighbors Eden Park near downtown Cincinnati. The studio continues to design and create neon for advertising, display, environmental graphics, and lighting for corporate, commercial, and hospitality clients. The firm has established and upheld a stellar reputation throughout its 36 year history for its creativity and expertise.

City Lights Neon has not only designed and created work for major corporate interests including many Procter & Gamble brands, Federated Department Stores, Jacor and Clear Channel radio, and WLW television, ... they have also collaborated with other artists including Dale Chihuly, Susan Etkin, Joseph Kosuth, Anthony Luensman, Keith Sonnier, Suzanne Silver, Toi Ungkavatanapong, and artist collective Claire Fontaine to produce or install their neon work.

And, completed in 2018, Burton and Dix were honored to be selected for the neon restoration of the late Stephen Antonakos’s, Incomplete Circles on a Blue Wall. Originally created in 1978 for the Federal Building, Dayton, Ohio, a multi-year project.

As fine artists Dix and Burton have exhibited their mixed media sculpture in regional and local galleries and museums, most recently, the Carnegie Museum, Covington, Kentucky. Their work may be found in private and corporate collections.

City Lights Neon's work has been represented in magazines, newspapers, television, film, and books including noted author Rudi Stern's The New Let There Be Neon and Contemporary Neon. The late Mr. Stern, in The New Let There Be Neon, described City Lights Neon (Cincinnati, Ohio) as "one of the most innovative workshops in the country, known for its craftsmanship and high level of design expertise."