Viva Las Vegas by D*Face
THE MUSIC PLAYED. THE ART STAYED: Life is Beautiful Festival will return to downtown Las Vegas October 24-26, 2014. That may also be the return of Charlotte Dutoit, who curated Rise Above, the festival's street art program. It would be a mistake if Rise Above did not return. It challenged the city's view on murals (much more on that later) and the collective of urban artists demonstrated how street art has style and form that differs from graffiti. The large-scale rebellion, satire, and so forth, raised the bar in many ways.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.