Art Night, All Month Long

Every fall, Hickok Cole partners with Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) to host Art Night – an annual exhibit and fundraiser that has raised over $1,000,000 in support of WPA’s mission and the local arts community. This year, we’re challenged to reimagine Art Night, marking our 20th year with a socially-distant, yet highly-connected virtual celebration spanning the entire month of October. And though we’ll miss the conversation and clink of glasses among friends (and the six o’clock race to snag your favorite piece), we’re excited to shake things up with new programming and social content, and our first-ever virtual gallery experience. All curated to connect you with more than ever with local art and the diverse community of creatives behind it.

Art Month 2020 brings artists, collectors, and the DC real estate community together in a unique celebration of art and recognition of its role in our lives and communities. Patrons can show their support in THREE ways: attending Art Month programming, engaging with and promoting artists through our social campaign, and – most importantly – BUYING ART. This year’s virtual gallery will be open for two full weeks and features over 200 works at a variety of price points – bringing pieces that are compelling and affordable for experienced and aspiring collectors alike.

Washington Project for the Arts is a not-for-profit platform for collaborative and experimental artist-organized projects, dialogue, and advocacy. 

Buy Online

15 OCTOBER @ 6:00 PM  – 29 OCTOBER @ 6:00 PM

Just like everything else this year, our gallery is moving online, opening at 6:00 PM on October 15th and running through October 29th. Peruse our collection of 200+ works from the comfort of your own home. 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!

As always, 100% of sales proceeds are shared equally between the artist and Washington Project for The Arts.

The 2020 virtual gallery is now LIVE. Click here to view the collection.

Art Is Essential

Great art has an impact – and we can’t wait to talk about it. Join us at one (or all!) of our new virtual programs, each celebrating art’s crucial role in bringing us all together.


Art’s Role in Commercial Real Estate
October 8, 2020
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Buying Art, Demystified: How to Start Your Collection
October 21, 2020
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Art + Progress: Artists Discuss Inspiration and Purpose in Their Work
October 28, 2020
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20th Anniversary Art Advisory Committee

In honor of the event’s 20th anniversary, we reconnected with past Art Night curators, asking them to recommend up to 10 artists for inclusion in the show. Each artist was invited to submit work for consideration to WPA for selection in this year’s extensive collection. Thanks to the committee for their ongoing commitment to Art Night, WPA, and the local arts community.

From left to right: Betsy Johnson, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Caitlin Berry, Owner, Caitlin Berry Fine Art; Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, Public Art Project Manger & Curator, Arlington Public Art; Jessica Naresh, Co-Owner, The Art Registry; Judy Sherman, Founder + Principal, Art. At Work.; Lauren Hilyard, Principal, Hilyard Art Advisory; Rachel Schmidt, New Media Artist + Independent Exhibition Specialist, Rachel Schmidt Art


The Art Devils

For the second year, our heavenly host gets a bit more nefarious with the support of our Art Devils. Each works directly with Caitlin Berry of Caitlin Berry Fine Art—member of our 20th Anniversary Art Advisory Committee—to identify art for purchase prior to the virtual gallery opening. Thank you to our expanding list of Art Devils for committing $40,000 to Art Night.

The Art Angels


Thank you to our 2020 Art Angels, who have generously pre-committed $42,500 to Art Night. For the third year, their support is supplemented by our Art Cherubs, a group of up-and-coming collectors who together have committed an additional $4,500.

Interested in joining our heavenly host? Contact Laura Roth at