EVENT RECAP: Russell Simmons' 14th Annual Art For Life Gala

iSocialite had the pleasure of being invited to cover Russell Simmons & Danny Simmons' 14th Annual ART FOR LIFE Benefit on Saturday, July 27th in Bridgehampton. This year’s event at Fairview Farms, themed A Field of Dreams, raised $1.5 million and counting for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

This year’s honorees included Samuel Englebardt and William D. Johnson of Demarest Films, Anne Pasternak of Creative Time, writer Walter Mosley, and Filmmaker Tyler Perry. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien hosted the evening full of music, stars, and philanthropy. Actor Anthony Anderson hosted the Rush Kids Auction and there also was special performances by Estelle, Rick Ross and Maxwell as well as a surprise performance by Doug E. Fresh. Guests included Angela Simmons, Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy, Rev. Al Sharpton, Star Jones, Skylar Diggins, Olivia Culpo, Tichina Arnold, Melanie Fiona, Tahiry Jose, Kevin Liles and more. 

Designer Roberto Cavalli provided linens, created especially for ART FOR LIFE, in a vibrant patchwork of prints to compliment the event’s Field of Dreams theme. Guests enjoyed a Roberto Cavalli red carpet experience created inside the event and left with a printed souvenir scarf. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Russell Simmons' 14th Annual Art For Life Gala


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