Every fall, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and Hickok Cole partner to host Art Night, an annual exhibition and fundraiser that’s raised over $1.4 million in support of WPA’s mission and the local arts community. Last year, Art Night became Art Month and we went digital for the first time, sharing our annual collection with its biggest audience ever.
Art Month 2021 builds on these traditions – old and new – to bring artists, collectors, and the DC real estate community together in a unique celebration of art. Patrons can show their support in THREE ways: joining our Heavenly Host as a sponsor, engaging with and promoting artists through our social campaign, and – most importantly – BUYING ART. This year’s virtual gallery will be open for one week and features over 200 works at a variety of price points, offering compelling and affordable pieces for experienced and emerging collectors alike.
Washington Project for the Arts is a not-for-profit platform for collaborative and experimental artist-organized projects, dialogue, and advocacy.
21 OCTOBER @ 6:00 PM – 28 OCTOBER @ 6:00 PM
Our 2021 virtual gallery will open at 6:00 PM on October 21st and run through October 28th. Until then, you can catch a sneak peek of this year’s collection by following Hickok Cole’s Art Month campaign on Instagram. Once the sale is open, you can show your support any time, any day, by purchasing from a local artist in support of a good cause. Claim your favorites while you can!
This year’s collection features 70+ local artists selected by the talented team at WPA through direct outreach, curator recommendations, and our annual Friends + Family submissions. As this is our first year in our NoMa headquarters, we made a concerted effort to feature the work of artists who call our new neighborhood home. This includes emerging and established artists from Howard University, Gallaudet University, and The Catholic University of America. They join new faces and long-time favorites for a collection of diverse voices, backgrounds, and creative points of view – and one scroll-worthy online gallery.
As always, 100% of sales proceeds are shared equally between the artist and Washington Project for The Arts.
For the third year, our heavenly host gets a bit more nefarious with the support of our Art Devils. Each works directly with Schwanda Rountree of Rountree Art Consulting to identify art for purchase prior to the virtual gallery opening. Thank you to our expanding list of Art Devils for committing $45,000 to Art Night.
Thank you to our 2021 Art Angels, who have generously pre-committed $47,500 to Art Night. For the fourth year, their support is supplemented by our Art Cherubs, a group of up-and-coming collectors who together have committed an additional $10,000.
Interested in joining our heavenly host? Contact Laura Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.