“Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.”
― Raymond Salvatore Harmon, BOMB: A Manifesto of Art Terrorism
For the past month and a half, I’ve been walking the same two blocks to and from my car during my internship, but it has never been a dull stroll. Every morning is a new adventure to find new things to admire thanks to the amazing murals located in downtown Las Vegas.
We owe this thanks to the artists at Justkids and Life is Beautiful festival, which is happening this year on September 25-27. This music and art festival has helped make downtown Las Vegas into the holy grail of street art.
For Las Vegas natives or anyone that has been downtown before these murals were painted, we know how to appreciate the transformation they bring to our city.
To me, it is so much more than bright colors making a figure on the side of a store or hotel. Every piece tells a story, and you can interpret that story however you like. It is a distraction from the million things going on in your head on your way to work, and it makes for a great Instagram post as well.
The best part of it all is that it is all over the place! I just walk within a two block radius, and even then I have been exposed to so much amazing street art. The more I explore, the more I find. The promise of new art makes the walk worth it, even in 110-degree weather.