The Art of Elysium held their sixth annual black-tie gala, “Heaven,” on January 12, 2013. Heaven is The Art of Elysium’s largest annual fundraiser, supporting the majority of the foundation’s operating costs, and ensuring the continuation and expansion of its mission to make art a catalyst for social change, and bring creativity into the lives of tens of thousands of hospitalized children. Colleen Atwood was chosen to serve as the 2013 Visionary, creating her version of Heaven “where the sea meets the sky in the mist of the eye”, and David Arquette was honored with the 2013 “Spirit of Elysium” Award for his involvement in the charity.
Musical guests included Mariachi el Bronx during cocktail hour and performances by Josh Radin and Chad Gendason while guests enjoyed food prepared by Wolfgang Puck. To finish out the night, guests enjoyed an intimate serenade from John Legend at the after-party. This year’s gala was title sponsored by Audi and powered by Cîroc Vodka and category sponsor, Tweezerman. Colleen Atwood’s Heaven was generously produced by Yifat Oren & Associates.