Lisa Kudrow, Charlie Day Attend P.S. ARTS Party in Support of Arts Education

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Joel McHale, Craig Ferguson and Ian Harding also attended the 25th anniversary party in Hollywood on Friday evening.

Lisa Kudrow, Charlie Day, Joel McHale and Craig Ferguson were among those in attendance at the 25th anniversary of P.S. ARTS' — a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing arts education for underserved public schools and their communities — ‘The pARTy!’ held at Neuehouse in Hollywood on Friday evening.

Actors, artists and philanthropists gathered together for one cause: to support arts education and programs within the California public school system.

“I was a diehard baseball kid and I thought that was going to be my life and the second I started doing acting, I got attention from girls and it just changed everything,” Day said of his adolescent acting experience.

Pretty Little Liars’ Ian Harding said, “In high school, I was doing a scene for [drama class] where I had to cry and it came out naturally, and it all made sense for me. For me, it was being able to recognize that part of myself.”

The evening, which also welcomed actors Torrey Devitto, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Adam Scott, and artists Shepard Fairey and WRDSMITH, consisted of a DIY cocktail party and an art exhibit. Attendees participated in a virtual reality game, the Oculus Rift, as well as a silent auction in which part of the proceeds go to funding for public schools.

“For me, it was such a point of inspiration and focus. It was an outlet and form of expression," The Jungle Book actor Ritesh Rajan told The Hollywood Reporter. "I’d go to school and things that I look forward to was going to, you know, rehearsals for my play, musicals, afterschool programs ... that’s what I wanted to do. Some kids have athletics — I was a drama nerd, and now I’m here."

 

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