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WHAT: Unveiling of plans for "Life in the French Quarter" the newest Stephan Wanger Bead Town project with Hotel Monteleone set to break the Guinness world record for the largest bead mosaic Summer 2015.

WHY: The latest Stephan Wanger Bead Town project, "Life in the French Quarter" is created in partnership with Hotel Monteleone. Given the large scope of this project, "Life in the French Quarter" is projected to break the Guinness World Record for the largest bead mosaic, while raising awareness about the sustainable use of resources through display of life in New Orleans.

Since 2007, Stephan Wanger has been creating larger than life mosaic art pieces that embrace a photo-realistic style from recycled Mardi Gras beads and other recycled materials. In an effort to continue spreading a message about the sustainable use of resources through the display of beautiful Louisiana landmarks, Stephan Wanger launched Bead Town in 2011. Bead Town is a compendium of artworks, classes, and exhibits of more than 100 mosaic pieces that has grown from the collective endeavors of schools and volunteers from across Louisiana.

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About Hotel Monteleone
Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter's largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located 11 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a four-time AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won Successful Meetings Magazine's Pinnacle Award twenty-two times.