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Photo: Charlotte Dutoit, curator of the Life Is Beautiful
Joe Downtown: Walls scouted for next Life Is Beautiful murals
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Planning for the next Life Is Beautiful festival began almost as soon as the two-day festival ended in October. But one of the most visible and unexpectedly controversial parts of the festival — its street art program — really got rolling this week.
Photo: Life Cube, a Burning Man art piece, is burned at t
Joe Downtown: Artist's burning desire coming closer to reality
Friday, January 17, 2014
Scott Cohen just received a shipment of 22,000 pounds of wood. Now the real work begins on Life Cube, Cohen’s vision-turned-reality to build a 24-by-24-foot cube, and dozens more 8-by-8-foot cubes, fill them with the wishes of thousands of people, then burn them in a downtown parking lot.
Photo: Uncle Kracker at the D Hotel (owner Derek Stevens
The 2014 Three to Watch: a downtown trailblazer, an accomplished AD and a legendary showman
Monday, January 6, 2014
Those on the 2013 Three to Watch list had wildly divergent years. The 2014 list is similarly diverse. First, let’s take a look at the three newsmakers who were the focus of the 2013 Three to Watch list.
Artist Robert Beckmann: 'It's beginning to work!'
Artist Robert Beckmann: 'It's beginning to work!'
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Q+A:
Thirteen days. Thirteen personalities. Thirteen questions. As 2013 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun questions.
Photo: The Skateboard Project at City of the World
Local artists help fundraise for autism with painted skateboards
Monday, December 16, 2013
Local kids' passion for skating gets turned into one-of-a-kind artwork at the City of the World gallery.
Photo: A mural for the 'Life is Beautiful' festival in mi
Joe Downtown Show: Art is starting to cover downtown walls, but one mural is already gone
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Murals, several stories high, courtesy of artists commissioned by organizers of October's Life Is Beautiful festival, transformed some of the ugliest, most base parts of the city's urban core into must-see works.
Joe Downtown: Mural removed because it ‘didn’t reflect the spirit’ of downtown, but at least people noticed
Joe Downtown: Mural removed because it ‘didn’t reflect the spirit’ of downtown, but at least people noticed
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Joe Downtown:
A piece of the Life is Beautiful festival disappeared Tuesday. One of several murals created on downtown buildings for the October festival that celebrated art, music, food and learning was painted over.
Photo: The Reed Whipple Cultural Center on Las Vegas Boul
Funding issues prompt new plan for $45 million makeover of Reed Whipple Cultural Center
Friday, November 15, 2013
Supporters are hoping to inject life into the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, once a hub of the city’s performing arts scene, to create a modern facility that will house a dozen local arts organizations. But doing so will come at a cost.
Is the third time the charm for a Las Vegas art museum?
Is the third time the charm for a Las Vegas art museum?
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Modern Contemporary Art Museum is planned for the Arts District
The Modern Contemporary Art Museum will be located in the Arts District and house 35,000 square feet of museum galleries.
Private group announces plans for downtown cultural center, art museum
Private group announces plans for downtown cultural center, art museum
Thursday, November 14, 2013
A new, multimillion-dollar cultural arts center is planned for the burgeoning downtown arts district.
Photo: Gustav Klimt, Edward Hopper and Grant Wood are jus
Art overhead: Downtown Grand’s Art Bar floats replica masterworks
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Art Bar is one of the features that might better integrate Downtown Grand with its surroundings.
Photo: This undated photo provided by Christie's shows
Francis Bacon artwork auctioned for record $142 million
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A 1969 painting by Francis Bacon has sold for over $142 million in New York, a record for most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
Photo: Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun's
Bellagio announces 'Painting Women' exhibit featuring work by (and of) female artists
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The female-focused exhibit follows the outgoing Warhol Out West exhibit.
Photo: Erin Stellmon's piece for the Hammer & Cycle chari
Hammer & Cycle's art auction offers up some sweetness
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
But please—everybody play nice when bidding.
Photo: The title piece in Trifectas Over + Under
Philip Denker takes on new material in 'Over + Under'
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Denker draws from Las Vegas and the digital—with impressive results.

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