In his recent book, "Beyond Art", Dominic McIver Lopes argues that there is no artistic value that is common to all the (fine) arts. In this paper, I argue - contra Lopes - that art esteem is a value that is inextricably linked to art practices. The structure of this paper is as follows. I begin by showing that Lopes' arguments for the claim that there is no characteristically artistic value fail to secure that conclusion. I then present my positive argument in three stages. First, I argue that Lopes implicitly acknowledges a kind of additional art value when cautioning against considering everyday appreciative practices as 'extraordinary' in the same way that the arts might be. Second, I offer evidence in support of the claim that the distinct character of the arts involves the attribution of art esteem. Lastly, I defend the position that any claim to the devaluation of non-Western practices due to art appropriation still involves the attribution of art esteem. I close with comments on the nature of art esteem and its role in the evaluative conception of art.