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Colleen Atwood’s Heaven

Visionary Honoree Colleen Atwood

The Art of Elysium held their 6th annual Heaven Gala over Globes weekend downtown Los Angeles at 2nd street tunnel (a location you may recognize from many motion pictures), honoring Spirit of Elysium recipient David Arquette for his outstanding dedication to the hospitalized children and showcasing appointed Visionary Colleen Atwood‘s idea of HEAVEN.

David and his daughter Coco at HEAVEN

The non-profit is a favorite of artists in Los Angeles, having celebrated its fifteenth year anniversary in 2012 and continuing to provide artists support in their craft in exchange for their devotion to bringing their support and entertainment into the hospitals for the children in both LA and NY. Each year the 501c3 appoints a Visionary for Heaven, someone who has excelled in their line of art, to conceptualize their idea of heaven on earth from the venue, to the performers, food and decor. The charity rotates Visionaries from their four disciplines including Film, Fine Art, Music and Fashion who then. Also awarded each year is an artist who has gone above and beyond in demonstrating their support to the children and other artists, The Spirit of Elysium Awardee. Past Visionaries include Jim Sheridan, Shepard Fairey, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Cameron Silver. Spirit of Elysium awardees have been Eva Mendes, Kristen Dunst, James Franco and Elijah Wood.

The "Eye" at Colleen Atwood's HEAVEN by The Art of Elysium, photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images

2013 Heaven was presented by Audi, along with support from Cîroc Vodka, the room raised over $200,000 funds that will enable the organization to ensure the continuation of their art programs in children’s hospitals and their projects with emerging artists. Shepard Fairey lead the auction of neon artwork donated by Bert Rodriguez for the affair, musical guests performed for the cause including John Legend, Popa and Joshua Radin, as well as DJ sets late into night by Shepard Fairey, Chris Holmes, and Brie Larson. Some of the loyal artists who attended this year include; Amber Heard, Ali Larter &  Hayes MacArthur, Camilla Belle, Evan Peters, Jessica Szohr, Zach Braff, Kirsten Dunst, Amanda & Shepard Fairey, Luke Grimes, Julianne Hough, Spike Jonze, Anna Kendrick, Jaime King, Brie Larson, Joe Manganiello, Brit Marling, Rain Phoenix, Summer Phoenix, Mena Suvari, Analeigh Tipton, Alicia Vikander, Alicia Witt, Elijah Wood, and our favorite styled gal of the night Miss Kelly O who wore a purple Zac Posen dress with black Giueseppe Zanotti heels, Kimberly MacDonald jewelry and Judith Leiber bag.

kelly osbourne in zac posen art of elysium heaven gala

To get involved go to www.theartelysium.org or contact us and we will connect you.

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Posted on: February 8, 2013