Jennifer Garner, Mel Gibson, More Stars Give Back at 12th Annual Art of Elysium Gala
The organization pairs artists with L.A. residents struggling with illness, hospitalization and homelessness.
The Art of Elysium, an organization that pairs artists with L.A. residents struggling with illness, hospitalization and homelessness, held its 12th annual Heaven gala Saturday night in Los Angeles with a star-studded list of attendees.
Jennifer Garner, Mel Gibson, Josh Brolin, Malin Akerman, Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, James Marsden and Kris Jenner came out to support the cause, along with Lily Collins, Lana Condor, Wilmer Valderrama, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, Courtney Love, Lili Reinhart, Emily Ratajkowski and Usher.
On the red carpet, Grace recounted how he had met his wife, Ashley, at the event six years ago and the two have continued to stay heavily involved with The Art of Elysium.
Artist Beau Dunn received the Spirit of Elysium award at the gala for her work with the organization, as founder Jennifer Howell described how she has "gone over and beyond" in bringing her family and friends into the group and expanding its mission.
Inside the gala, held at a private residence in Koreatown, guests experienced a cocktail party held underground in the venue's basement, equipped with various 3D installations of underwater scenes.
Upstairs, for the main event, the room was decorated with Chinese lanterns. Mentalist Oz Pearlman served as emcee, even bringing several guests up to the stage to read their minds. Musicians Linda Perry, Chuck D and Phantogram also performed while Peter Dundas unveiled his latest DUNDAS collection with a fashion show in the middle of the party, featuring models Winnie Harlow, Chanel Iman and Hailey Clauson. As part of the fundraising event, Dundas designed specialty sweatshirts that were sold to benefit the cause, and guests were also encouraged to donate throughout the night.