In its seventh year, Life is Beautiful is home to a unique immersive experience that invites festival-goers to wander into a calm, reclusive clearing, stake out a grassy knoll and take in the sights and sounds of a mystical forest.
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Whether it be in front of murals, marquees or promotional pop-ups, here are the most popular spots to take a picture.
For this year’s festival, many works of art feature sculptural, 3D and immersive elements to encourage interaction.
At Marquee Dayclub, Amenity Angels dressed as nurses travel through the venue with rolling IV stands.
In its seventh year, Life is Beautiful is expanding its art lineup to include more 3D installations, immersive works and interactive pieces.
The Oakey Family Supper Club is is equal parts family drama, murder-mystery party and that game where everyone says one word at a time to create a fictional story.
In its seventh year, the Life is Beautiful festival is introducing a lineup of art installations that boasts an array of large-scale murals, mixed-media and technology-forward designs.
The Blueberry Shine Mint Julep is made with a whiskey from City Lights Shine, a Las Vegas distillery co-owned by NASCAR driver Brendan Gaughan.
Author visually chronicles Las Vegas’ history using his own artifacts, Kodachromes he purchased at swap meets, and photos he uncovered in museum collections.
Chamber music, guitar series and theatrics included in the season’s 14-performance lineup.
A popular hangout of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin during the Rat Pack era, Bar Prohibition at the Golden Gate pays tribute to Las Vegas history.
Conductor Donato Cabrera says orchestras have traditionally not represented well the music of women and people of color.
Francesca Dego’s instrument of choice is a precious Francesco Ruggeri violin, made in Crimona, Italy, in 1697.
Troy Liquor Bar at the Golden Nugget makes a White Gummy Bear that requires only four ingredients and tastes just like its namesake candy.
Artist-in-residence Julie Henson created three soft sculptures during her tenure and will leave one for permanent collection at Neon Museum.