Oscar Wilde might have written that “All art is quite useless”—and the deeper meaning of this Dorian Gray quote is worth thinking on—but we believe that the arts can bring people to life! Whether creating or consuming, humans can find their souls set on fire by the art for which they are passionate. This Art & Culture Issue celebrates that feeling, and we are absolutely delighted with the incredible portrait of our own creative team that you see on the cover. Artist Talula Christian outdid herself, and we are excited to show more of her work within these pages! Be sure to read through for a collection of other talented artists and their work, plus creative interior design, a sneak peek of VIE’s next coffee-table book, and much more.