Kate Beckinsale Hosted Star-Studded Evening With Art Ambassador Gavin Rossdale & VIPs Emma Roberts, Jessica Szohr, Peyton List, Cameron Monaghan, Joe Manganiello, Amy Smart, Brigitte Nielsen & More.
Scott Diament, Gavin Rossdale, Kate Beckinsale and Kim Martindale at the L.A. Art Show's Opening Night Gala
Photo by Birdman Photo
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Hollywood stars joined thousands of VIPs in LA's thriving arts community at the LA Convention Center for the 24th Annual LA Art Show Opening Night Gala, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the 5th year in a row. Boasting record breaking attendance, all proceeds from the sale of Patron and Vanguard tickets and 15 percent of sales of Friend tickets went directly to the charity. All attendees of the Opening Night Premiere party supported the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Kate Beckinsale drew a crowd as the evening's host, meeting with St. Jude patient families and delivering an address about the organization's mission to the VIP area.
Gavin Rossdale, an avid collector and this year's Art Ambassador, reminded the audience that art can save lives. They were joined by previous host
Emma Roberts, and stars such as
Jessica Szohr, Peyton List, Cameron Monaghan, Joe Manganiello, Lance Bass, Amy Smart, Odette Annable, Brandon Boyd, Brigitte Nielsen, Bailee Madison, Kevin Zegers, Perrey Reeves, Amber Stevens West, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Naomi Grossman, Davi Santos, Barry Sloane, Brittney Palmer, Ian Bohen, Denim Richards and many more.
Art stars Camille Rose Garcia, Brittany Palmer, Circle, Robert Vargas, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Gregory Siff, Dave Pressler, Brandi Milne, Dosshaus, Gary Baseman and hundreds more were in attendance.
VIPs enjoyed cuisine by James Beard Award-Nominated Chef Jeffrey Nimer of
Haute Chefs LA, and Executive Chef
Nick Shipp of
The Upper West, desserts from celebrated local chefs
Valerie Gordon and
Cavit Prosecco and delicious hors d'oeuvres from over 20 select LA restaurants.
In addition to food, beverages, live music and art, gala attendees were given special sneak peek of the LA Art Show's 200,000 sq. ft. of programming, featuring over 100 galleries from 18 countries. RISK's bisected cop car,
Scott Hove's cake wall,
Pip & Pop's candy installation,
Dosshaus's Littletopia archway and the mirrored light sculptures at
Melissa Morgan Fine Art proved to be huge hits with the gala-goers. They also got to see the first of many performances by
Dorian Wood and
Sarah Trouche, among others.
The LA Art Show opened to the public at on Thursday, January 24 and runs until Sunday, January 27, closing at 5pm.