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: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.