In 1980, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) held its first silent auction benefit, starting what would become a DC tradition. Since then, the always creative event, now COLLECTORS’ NIGHT, has raised millions of dollars for artists and for WPA.
We invite you to join us this year. The event will include a silent auction of more than 200 artworks vetted by a national committee.
What is Washington Project for the Arts?
Founded in 1975, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is the District’s longest-running alternative, contemporary art space. WPA’s mission is to support artist-driven projects, advocacy, and dialogue so that artists can live, work, and flourish.
Since our founding, we have presented more than 500 exhibitions; 1,000 performances; 700 lectures, workshops, and symposia; 250 screenings; and 58 public art projects. Nearly every major visual artist in the District has benefited from WPA’s services and activities.
WPA is recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are deductible to the amount allowable by law.
WPA’s Board of Directors:
Jim Ritter, Chair
Jennifer Baxter, MD
Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams
Mary Margaret Plumridge
Michael S. Pollack, DDS
Judy J. Sherman
Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., Emeritus
William C. Paley, Emeritus