Life is Beautiful Announces Art Gallery Lineup

Image from Amy Sol's Instagram @amysol

Image from Amy Sol’s Instagram @amysol

In direct contrast to the sunshine, rainbows and foot stomping tunes outside, “Crime On Canvas,” a pop surrealist art show with dark and eerie undertones curated by M Modern Gallery, will take over the Western Hotel with more than 80 national and local artists during Life is Beautiful festival.

The all-star lineup of artistic talent includes Shepard Fairey, Shag, Isabel Samaras, Brandon Boyd (frontman of Incubus), Glenn Barr, Frances Bean Cobain, Travis Louie, Tim Biskup, Elisabeth Anisimow (a nine-year-old artist featured on Nickelodeon’s All In With Cam Newton), Luke Chueh, Camille Rose Garcia, Amy Sol (whimsical painter and former Las Vegas resident) and Colin Christian (the designer known for Miley Cyrus’s “pornicorn” costume). Local artists include postmodern painter Casey Weldon, photographer Gillean Clark, street artist Juan Muniz, pop-artist Giovanni Morales and Vegas neon-inspired painter Jerry Misko.

This is the first year Life is Beautiful hosts a gallery show and more than 90 percent of the work was created specifically for “Crime on Canvas.” Attendees will be able to purchase original pieces or prints and have them shipped directly from the festival at either the Western Hotel gallery or from pop-up stores, The Shag Store and M Modern Store.

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