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.

Food by Susan Gage
DJ Music by Trillnatured
Venue courtesy of MRP Realty

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
Brittany Bansak
Jennifer Baxter, MD
Martha Blalock
Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell
Zoë Charlton
Ryan Dattilo
Martin Ditto
Ashley Givens
Michael Hickok
Lauren Hilyard
Angie Kang
Sam Lewis
Andrea Limauro
Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams
Linn Meyers
Marvin Morris
Mary Margaret Plumridge
Michael S. Pollack, DDS
José Ruiz
Judy J. Sherman
Jocelyn Sigue
Blair Wunderlich

Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., Emeritus
William C. Paley, Emeritus