Photos: Russell and Danny Simmons host 7th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale Party

The raved about annual event featured an illustrious mix of celebrities, musicians, socialites, designers and art influencers, who mingled and sipped artfully crafted Bombay Sapphire cocktails while dancing to music spun by Jermaine DupriA$AP Rocky and Sasha Lane (American Honey) both made an appearance at the finale event for the first time. The two began to chat as they both realized they were stopped in front of the same piece of artwork, which had them mesmerized. Last year’s Creative Mentor, Rosario Dawson brought her mom with her this year as she returned for the third year to show her continued support of the program. Other notable attendees included model Nicole Banner, Rocky Barnes, Timo Weiland, Kristen Taekman and Celebrity Chef Travis London. The event took place in the transformed garage space at 11 11 Lincoln Road

Russell and Danny Simmons announced Philadelphia’s Darius Frank as the Grand Finale Winner, at of 16 finalists, at the 7th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition. An annual collaboration between Bombay Sapphire and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the North American search for the next big name in visual arts involved thousands of online submissions and a series of regional gallery events. For the first time this year, New York-based nonprofit arts organization,CREATIVE TIME, made a splash at Basel as honorary judge where the winner will go on to collaborate on a groundbreaking public arts project scheduled to be unveiled in Spring 2017.




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