On the heels of their annual Art For Life Gala event, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons) has launched an online auction to support their mission of providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color.

This year’s auction, hosted by partners at Charitybuzz, offers exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences unable to be found elsewhere. Now up for bid are items such as:

• Meet Russell Simmons and Experience a 1-Week Internship at All Def Digital
• Meet will.i.am with a Tour of His Creative Studio in Hollywood
• Meet The Roots with 2 Tickets to “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”
• Meet with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos
• Have Lunch with Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Records
• Meet Ice-T on the Set of Law & Order: SVU
• Meet Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall this August
• 7 Night Stay in a Bayview Pool Villa Suite at Soneva Kiri in Thailand
• Power Meeting with Daymond John, CEO of FUBU & Shark Tank Judge
• 4 Tickets and Meet & Greet with Katy Perry on her “Witness: The Tour”


The full auction can be found at: charitybuzz.com/artforlife

The 2017 Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Gala “Art For Life: Midnight at the Oasis” was held this past Saturday, July 15 at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, N.Y.

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