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HICKOK COLE’S ART MONTH RAISES A RECORD-BREAKING $156.9K IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL ARTISTS

Hosted in partnership with Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Art Month has raised over $1.6 million in its 22 years running.

Washington, DC—November 1, 2022—This October, Hickok Cole hosted its 22nd Art Night and the second in its new Union Market District headquarters, raising a record-breaking $156,909 in support of Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and the local artist community. Over 600 guests, including artists, collectors, and members of the DC real estate community joined Hickok Cole in person on the evening of October 20th to celebrate the official launch of the 2022 Art Month gallery. A new donation system this year enabled guests to supplement sales and contribute to WPA directly.

“While Art Night has continued to grow year over year, its impact, within our direct community and on participating artists, never ceases to amaze me,” said Senior Principal Mike Hickok. “Following two completely nontraditional years of Art Nights, breaking our fundraising record, in our new home surrounded once again by hundreds of friends, partners, and familiar faces is very gratifying.”

For the third year in a row, the week-long Art Night gallery was hosted both virtually and in person at the Hickok Cole headquarters, with purchases made directly online. The 2022 collection was curated by WPA and supported by this year’s feature curator Madeline Locke of Locke Contemporary, who advised on the collection and worked directly with Art Devil sponsors as part of their VIP experience.

This year’s collection consisted of 107 local artists and 245 works across a variety of mediums, with a concerted effort to feature the work of resident artists from the surrounding NoMa and Union Market District neighborhoods, including artists from Gallaudet University. As always, 100% of sales benefited WPA and the artists directly, with all proceeds shared equally between the two.

“Art Night was a huge consideration in both selecting and designing our new office so seeing it now in all its glory, transformed to support this year’s collection is just spectacular,” said Senior Principal Yolanda Cole. “With so many new faces, including many new hires of late, we’re thrilled to open our doors once again for a full-force celebration of the arts and are truly humbled by the energy and reception.”  

Art Night is made possible through the support of sponsors—Art Devils, Art Angels, and Art Cherubs—who pre-committed to purchase artwork for a collective contribution of $102,500.

2022 Art Devils ($5,000)

Arup
Coulter + Stewart Families DAVIS Construction
Foulger-Pratt
Four Points LLC
Grosvenor Americas
Grunley Construction
Hickok Cole
HITT Contracting
NoMa BID
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

2022 Art Angels ($2,500)

Above Green
Akridge
Bowman
Anice Hoachlander Photography
Carr Properties
Clark Construction
EQR / MRP Realty
EvensonBest
GPI
Lantian Development
MillerKnoll
Mohawk
OEHME, VAN SWEDEN
Savills
SK+A
Snell Properties
Structura

2022 Art Cherubs ($500)

Anthony Balestrieri
Regan Billingsley + Eric Dinges
Noel Carson
Amy + Justin Cuddy
Laura Ewan + Mark Palmer
Bonnie Flippin
David Ghatan
Courtney Hansen-Richards + David Richards
Dierdre Ehlen MacWilliams
Andrew + Kat Norris
Rory + Lauren Pillsbury
Judy Sherman
Vivian + Mark Ramirez
Julia Wright

Centered around embracing the unusual and prioritizing inclusivity, this year’s collection and campaign theme underscored the essential role art plays in everyday life. Hickok Cole Creative designed and developed all promotional materials and signage. A month-long social media campaign consisting of behind-the-scenes and featured artist content helped to promote the online gallery and facilitate direct connection and engagement with participating artists and their works.  

Interested in joining our heavenly host of sponsors for Art Night 2023? Connect with Laura Roth to learn more.  

About Hickok Cole
Hickok Cole is a forward-focused design practice connecting bold ideas, diverse expertise, and partners with vision to do work that matters. Informed by research and fueled by creative rigor, we look beyond today’s trends to help our clients embrace tomorrow’s opportunities. We’ve called DC home for more than 30 years, and are proud to have designed homes for some of the area’s leading organizations, including National Geographic, the International Spy Museum, and American Geophysical Union’s net-zero headquarters renovation.

About Washington Project for the Arts
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a not-for-profit visual arts organization that supports artist-driven projects, advocacy, and dialogue so that artists can live, work and flourish.

Hickok Cole Celebrates Art Night’s Return at New HQ

Hosted in partnership with Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Art Night has raised over $1.5 million in support of the DC arts community.

Washington, DC—November 2, 2021—Last month, Hickok Cole celebrated its 21st Art Night in the firm’s recently delivered headquarters near Union Market, raising $132,824 in support of WPA and the local arts community. During the pandemic, Art Night became Art Month with the fundraiser’s first online gallery and digital campaign, garnering the annual collection its biggest audience to date. This year’s event built on old and new traditions to bring artists, collectors, and the DC real estate community together—in person and online—for a unique celebration of art. 

“While it didn’t look the same as a typical year, this year’s Art Night was special in its own way. The first one in our new home, it exceeded our expectations and made us feel united once again,” said Senior Principal Mike Hickok. “We are very grateful for the unwavering support and generosity of our Art Night patrons. Knowing we could count on them to return and celebrate with us this year demonstrates how deeply ingrained Art Night is within our community.”

On October 21st, Hickok Cole welcomed sponsors, artists, and staff to celebrate the launch of the online gallery and view the collection on display throughout the firm’s new 25,000-SF office. This year’s collection featured over 70 local artists and more than 200 works curated by WPA. With Hickok Cole’s relocation in July, the team made a concerted effort to feature the work of artists from the Union Market neighborhood, including emerging and established artists from Howard University, Gallaudet University, and The Catholic University of America. They joined new faces and long-time favorites for a collection of diverse voices, backgrounds, and creative points of view. At a variety of price points across mediums, the gallery brought together compelling and affordable pieces for experienced and aspiring collectors alike. As always, 100% of sales benefited WPA and the artists directly, with all proceeds shared equally between the two. 

“NoMa’s creative culture and reputation as the District’s mural capital were some of the main reasons we found it so appealing,” said Senior Principal Yolanda Cole. “We designed our new office with Art Night in mind, knowing the event would thrive in this new environment and that we’d encounter a treasure trove of local artists already embedded in the community. Engaging with and supporting these artists who call our neighborhood home is a tradition we have every intention of keeping.”  

Art Night is made possible through the support of sponsors—Art Devils, Art Angels, and Art Cherubs—who pre-committed to purchase artwork. As part of their VIP experience, each Devil worked directly with Schwanda Rountree of Rountree Art Consulting to identify art for purchase prior to the virtual gallery opening. This year, Hickok Cole garnered its highest level of participation at the Devil and Cherub levels, contributing to a record-breaking pre-event commitment of $102,500.

2021 Art Devils ($5,000)

Arup
Jennifer + Brian Coulter
DAVIS Construction
Foulger-Pratt
Grosvenor
Grunley Construction Company
Hickok Cole
HITT Contracting, Inc.
Penzance
Michelle & Rick Scurfield
Kathryn & Rob Stewart

2021 Art Angels ($2,500)

Above Green
ALKS | SIENA
Betsy Young + John Benziger
Bognet Construction
Boston Properties
Bowman
Clark Construction
GPI
Herman Miller
Hines
Lantian Development
Lincoln Property Company
OfficeWorks
Oehme Van Sweden
SK&A DC
Snell Properties
Structura
StudioHDP
WC Smith

2021 Art Cherubs ($500)

Anthony Balestrieri
Louise Boulton-Lear
Jay Brinson
Noel Carson
Ashley Cox
Laura Ewan + Mark Palmer
Javid Farazad
Courtney Hansen-Richards + David Richards
Paul + Ellen Hoff
Rob Holzbach + Jamie Underwood
Fiona + Phil Huber
Jean + John Lange
Ginny Lee
Dierdre Ehlen MacWilliams
Clint Mann
Jodie McLean
John + Maryann Montgomery
Rory + Lauren Pillsbury
Andrea + John Schippers
Brant Snyder

Hickok Cole Creative designed and developed all promotional materials for the virtual campaign and physical signage for the in-person event inspired by graphic trends, current events, and Hickok Cole’s new space. In partnership with the Hickok Cole marketing team, they crafted a month-long social media campaign consisting of behind-the-scenes content, artist interviews, and process videos to promote the online gallery and facilitate direct connection and engagement with the artists and their work.  

Interested in joining our heavenly host of sponsors for Art Night 2022? Connect with Laura Roth to learn more.  

About Hickok Cole
Hickok Cole is a forward-focused design practice connecting bold ideas, diverse expertise, and partners with vision to do work that matters. Informed by research and fueled by creative rigor, we look beyond today’s trends to help our clients embrace tomorrow’s opportunities. We’ve called DC home for more than 30 years, and are proud to have designed homes for some of the area’s leading organizations, including National Geographic, the International Spy Museum, and American Geophysical Union’s net-zero headquarters renovation.

About Washington Project for the Arts
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a not-for-profit visual arts organization that supports artist-driven projects, advocacy, and dialogue so that artists can live, work and flourish.