LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 04: The stage and house are seen prior to The Art Of Elysium Presents WE ARE HEAR'S HEAVEN 2020 at Hollywood Palladium on January 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for The Art of Elysium)

Surviving Members Of Nirvana Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic And Pat Smear Joined By Various Musicians At The Art Of Elysium 13th Annual Black Tie Artistic Experience “HEAVEN”

The Art of Elysium held their 13th Annual celebration, HEAVEN, on Saturday, January 4, 2020. WE ARE HEAR, the artist empowerment label/publishing/management/production entity founded by multi-platinum producers Linda Perry and Kerry Brown, worked with artist Kii Arens to create their vision of “HEAVEN.”

The evening featured special musical performances curated by WE ARE HEAR featuring Dave Grohl & Friends, Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick, and L7. Joined by a core combo of Grohl on drums, Krist Novoselic on bass and Pat Smear on guitar were friends (and family) Beck, St. Vincent, and Violet Grohl. DJ performances by Adam 12 and Chris Holmes.

Ashley and Topher Grace were honored with the 2020 SPIRIT OF ELYSIUM award for their generous support over the years. The event served as The Art of Elysium’s largest annual fundraiser, with proceeds directly supporting the organization’s programs and services. This year’s co-chairs are Stephanie Horton, Erica Reid, Stacey Sher, and Kerry Brown. Eric Greenspan served as HEAVEN 2020’s celebrity chef.

Performance footage and additional images coming soon, so please stay tuned!

The Art of Elysium was founded in 1997 to support artists working for the benefit of others. For over twenty years, we’ve paired volunteer artists with communities in Los Angeles to support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis. We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues, and the homeless.

Our team members at The Art of Elysium work with volunteer artists to craft creative tailor-made programs for the populations we serve. We currently offer 110 community programs a month, serving over 30,000 individuals a year. Volunteer artist are then eligible for support services, ranging from artist salons and networking events to showcases and distribution opportunities. We currently serve 2,510 artists a year in Los Angeles.

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