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MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Solange Knowls, Russell Simmons, TK Wonder; Cipriana Quann and Danny Simmons attend The 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Grand Finale Cohosted By Russell Simmons And Rosario Dawson During Art Basel at Nautilus Hotel on December 4, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images For Bombay)

Rosario Dawson and Russell Simmons Hosts 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale

The week of rain didn’t stop the Miami beachside celebration. Russell and Danny Simmons, along with Rosario Dawson announced New Orleans’ Aron Belka as the Grand Finale Winner of the 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition. An annual collaboration between Bombay Sapphire and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the nationwide search for the next big name in visual arts involved thousands of online submissions and a series of regional gallery events.

 

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 04: Rosario Dawson and The 12 finalists of the 6th annual Bombay Sapphire Aritsian Series Grand Finale attend The 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Grand Finale Cohosted By Russell Simmons And Rosario Dawson During Art Basel at Nautilus Hotel on December 4, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Bombay)
Rosario Dawson and The 12 finalists of the 6th annual Bombay Sapphire Aritsian Series Grand Finale attend The 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Grand Finale Cohosted By Russell Simmons And Rosario Dawson During Art Basel at Nautilus Hotel (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Bombay)

 

For the first time this year, actress and Studio 189 founder Rosario Dawson served as honorary host and Creative Mentor of the program and will personally collaborate with the national winner to develop a public mural installation in his hometown or NYC; set to be unveiled in Spring 2016.

 

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 04: A general view of atmosphere at The 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Grand Finale Cohosted By Russell Simmons And Rosario Dawson During Art Basel at Nautilus Hotel on December 4, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Bombay)
Atmosphere at The 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Grand Finale (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Bombay)