The event is set to honor Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, with special performances by Anita Baker, Salt-N-Pepa and Diggy Simmons. Hosted by Soledad O'Brien, the event’s honorary chair is Kimora Lee Simmons. The Benefit Committee includes Deepak Chopra, Cameron Diaz, Taraji P. Henson, Petra Nemcova, Edward Norton, Gabrielle Union and many more.
Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant arts exposure and access to the arts, and to offering exhibition opportunities for underrepresented artists and artists of color. Over the past 16 years, Rush has developed a broad base of friends, collaborators and supporters dedicated to supporting its mission. In addition to the 2,300 students served in it’s education programs, each year Rush exhibits the work of 40 to 50 emerging and community-based artists in its galleries; welcomes over 10,000 gallery visitors; and provides unique opportunities for young people interested in careers in the arts.
Rush currently operates galleries and art education programs in Chelsea, Manhattan (Rush Arts Gallery) and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (Corridor Gallery). Rush Education Programs are designed to inspire students, provide positive alternatives to high-risk behaviors, and support increases academic performance.
ART FOR LIFE East Hampton is Rush Philanthropic’s primary annual fundraising effort that helps support thousands of underserved New York children. Close to 800 industry leaders from the entertainment, arts, business and philanthropic communities attend the event each year. ART FOR LIFE is one of the most anticipated events of the Hamptons Summer season and sells out annually.
Find out more about the event here.