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Intergalactic Art Car Festival Raises $20K for Local Arts in Las Vegas

 Intergalactic Art Car Festival Raises $20K for Local Arts in Las Vegas
Lyft
presented the Intergalactic Art Car Festival last night in partnership with Fired Up Management, raising more than $20,000 for local arts programs (Photo credit: Powers Imagery)

Rhino car at Intergalactic Art Car Festival
Rhino car at Intergalactic Art Car Festival

Photo credit: Powers Imagery

This festival’s collection of art cars included vehicles stretching more than 25 feet long and over 50 feet high, and taking the forms of monsters, swans, staplers, cartoon characters and aliens. Some of the cars rolled down the Las Vegas Strip past thousands of cheering people before circling up in Downtown Las Vegas for a festival that lasted long into the night with even more art cars, fire dancers, DJs, food trucks and strolling characters.

Guests with dragon at Intergalactic Art Car Festival
Guests with dragon at Intergalactic Art Car Festival

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Lyft covered the cost for 10,000 tickets to make the family-friendly festival accessible to everyone. Guests came dressed in interplanetary costumes, taking photos in the cars, talking to the artists who created them and interacting with the art pieces.

Intergalactic Art Car Festival
Intergalactic Art Car Festival

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All proceeds from drinks, food, merchandise and donations benefited local arts programs through First Friday Foundation. Those who purchased a “Philanthropist” pass enjoyed an open bar at Atomic Liquors, along with Lyft credit to request a designated driver on demand.

Mechagator at Intergalactic Art Car Festival
Mechagator at Intergalactic Art Car Festival

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“At Lyft, we feel that arts are fundamental to society in that they teach us more than drawing or painting, they teach us a creative process to solve problems,” said Kris Cuaresma-Primm, Lyft Nevada marketing lead. “We need creativity in our culture to help us think differently about solutions to a variety of problems ranging from traffic, to job creation, to climate change, to making sure you get a ride in less than three minutes at the tap of a button.”

Procession on Las Vegas Strip
Procession on Las Vegas Strip

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Cuaresma-Primm added, “Lyft believes transportation can be beautiful. Our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. This festival concept was the perfect way to show our support for local art programs.”

Dragon at Intergalactic Art Car Festival
Dragon at Intergalactic Art Car Festival

Photo credit: Powers Imagery

Kids enjoying Intergalactic Art Car Festival
Kids enjoying Intergalactic Art Car Festival

Photo credit: Powers Imagery