Hamptons: Russell Simmons 17th Annual Art For Life Gala In The Hamptons

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - JULY 16: Angela Simmons attends Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's 2016 ART FOR LIFE Benefit at Fairview Farms on July 16, 2016 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation)

Russell Simmons and his brother, artist Danny Simmons, co-hosted the 17th Annual ART FOR LIFE gala to benefit the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's 2016 ART FOR LIFE Benefit - Dinner and ProgramThe star-studded gala, held in the Hamptons, featured a bevy of celebrity personalities who lent their names, and wallets, to a worthy cause.
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's 2016 ART FOR LIFE Benefit - Arrivals and Cocktails

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - JULY 16: Star Jones attends Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's 2016 ART FOR LIFE Benefit presented by Bombay Sapphire Gin at Fairview Farms on July 16, 2016 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire)

Proceeds from the invite-only benefit—one of the most coveted summer invites in the Hamptons—go towards RUSH Arts’ arts education and gallery programs, which serve over 3,000 youth in New York City. This year celebrities like Gayle King, Harlem’s Dougie Fresh, Bevy Smith, Star Jones, and Angela Simmons helped raise $1.25 million for an amazing cause. Kudos.

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