Edward Norton, Kimora Lee Simmons turn out for Art for Life benefit
Also on hand, Taraji P. Henson, Kimora Lee Simmons (Russell's ex) and Edward Norton -- an honoree -- who tells Zap2it he recognizes the importance of arts education.
"I thinks arts education is our country's intellectual baseline," says Norton.
According to organizer Simmons, the country just isn't doing enough to expose kids to the arts in school.
"The imagination is everything, kids struggle and they need to exercise those creative muscles as much as you can," Simmons tells Zap2it. "We have to supplement every area of education but especially the arts."
Christy Smith contributed to this report.