Once again, Life is Beautiful features a strong visual arts program alongside its musical, culinary and comedy offerings, and once again promises to leave a prettier downtown Las Vegas in its wake.
This year’s international arts program, once again co-organized by LIB and “global creative house” Justkids, continues the festival’s tradition of building-sized works by international artists. Dutchman Leon Keer, renowned for his “anamorphic” street work, will create a huge 3D fresco. Seattle’s Neon Saltwater is working on a dreamlike environment that, judging by his previous works, will be rich in light, color and “nostalgic architectural detail”. Singaporean studio Space Objekt, in collaboration with Berlin-based artist Reza Hasni, creates an immersive “wonderland of lights”. Plus, Abram Santa Cruz, Ashley Ramage, and Mathew Rosenblatt are working on some visual surprises.
And local artists are putting on a huge show at Life is Beautiful this year. The mural program includes works by Michael Dodson, Krie, Gui Lemes and Cerissa Lopez, as well as LIB veterans Snipt and Eric Vozzola. Additionally, Elliott and Jessica Demlow, Travis Jackson, Melanin Girl Culture, Mila May and Pretty Done will be on hand to create live art.
For more information on Life is Beautiful’s 2022 Murals and Arts program – or to get the tickets you need to see it first-hand – visit lifeisbeautiful.com.