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Saks Fifth Avenue Teams Up With Artist David Anson Russo for Charity

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Artist David Anson Russo unveiling the art installation window display.

Russo unveiled his window display artwork at the Beverly Hills department store, where he'll be creating a live three-day art installation benefiting non-profit organization Little Kids Rock.

"The windows of Saks are so famous, it is just the perfect place to display this work," says famed artist David Russo while unveiling his work at the Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills store on Tuesday morning. The artwork Russo is creating in the Wilshire Boulevard window display will be auctioned off at Charity Buzz (until June 17) and at Saks Beverly Hills on Thursday evening at 7 p.m., with all proceeds going to the national nonprofit Little Kids Rock.

Little Kids Rock serves nearly 200,000 children (13,000 of which are in the L.A. area) by providing instruments, instruction and revitalization of music programs at underprivileged schools. "This is just such an amazing charity," says the proud artist, adding, "These paintings are inspired by the good things in life."

During the event, Miramonte Elementary school students, benefiting from the program, performed a concert for shoppers and members of the media, jamming out to classics such as "Come Together", "Hit the Road Jack" and "Sweet Child O' Mine."

Check out a quick snippet of the performance below.

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