WATCH: Art Smith Gave Up His Inauguration Tickets To Be At Art & Soul

While Art Smith was busy throwing the Inauguration Chefs Ball this weekend, he gave up his ticket to the actual swearing in ceremony today to be on hand at his restaurant Art & Soul, cooking food and, as he endearingly puts it, “kissing babies.”

The second Inaugural Chefs Ball sold out, just like the first one, and, as Art points out in the clip below, was packed with stars donning Jesse Tyler Ferguson and hubby’s bow ties for equality.

Joked Art of the Ball’s pro-gay marriage support: “I said, ‘Why scream in the street? Just be smart and fabulous!'”

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