Mural by Zio Ziegler in downtown Las Vegas painted for Life Is Beautiful I Photo: Paint This Desert May 2014
Charlotte Dutoit, the curator for Life is Beautiful's street art program, sent out the call for one urban artist to join the international ensemble that will be painting in downtown Las Vegas. The submission deadline is Thursday September 25, 2014. From the website:
There are no artistic theme requirements. The theme of the mural should be respectful of the greater context of the community, including historic and socio-cultural contexts and does not contain text, graphics or symbols that specifically advertise or promote a business, product or service. Sponsors’ names will not appear, nor will the work promote a specific political candidate or party, religion or violence. Artists may submit more than one proposal.
The wall is 70 feet wide and 40 feet tall. LiB will provide equipment, art supplies, airfare and accommodations for eight nights. Full details and application at Live Is Beautiful International Artist Contest.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.