08/02/2011 05:02 pm ET Updated Oct 02, 2011

WATCH: Celebs Explain Support For Russell Simmons' Art Benefit

Soledad O'Brien, Danny Simmons and Edward Norton take a few minutes to talk about the importance of art.

The 12th annual Art for Life Benefit for Rush Philanthropic took place at the home of Russell Simmons Saturday evening. On hand were honored guests and friends of the hip-hop mogul. Soledad O'Brien hosted the event, Danny Simmons put on the evening with his brother, and Edward Norton was honored for his work with Crowdrise, an online grassroots philanthropic group.

Check out photos of the event here.

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