The Festival is Over Tonight … But the Art Lives On

Different parts of Life Is Beautiful—the music, the food and cocktails, the friends, the wisdom—stay with everyone who attends the festival. But one element actually stays with the city: the outdoor art. Since 2013, Life Is Beautiful has undertaken an ongoing outdoor art project that has shaped and influenced the spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, and the “unveiling” of the new works each year has become one of the most anticipated elements of the event.

The person at the forefront of this effort is Charlotte Dutoit of JUSTKIDS. This endlessly traveling Parisian coordinates projects for festivals and sites all over the world, but she admits the Downtown Las Vegas landscape is definitely something unique. While balancing her time between the installations here and another very different festival in Arkansas earlier this month, Charlotte took some time to help us understand how it all comes together.

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