Now in its 37th year, the WPA Auction Gala is one of DC's most highly anticipated art events. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, dessert, a silent auction of more than 200 artworks, and a DJ-fueled dance party.  It is the primary way the WPA raises funds for its artist-driven exhibitions, programs, and projects, and sales are split 50-50 with the artists. The event this year will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at a location yet to be announced. Please mark your calendars.

ARTISTS: Call for Submissions

New this year, WPA is opening the artwork selection process up to any artist living between New York and Richmond, Virginia. Submissions will be reviewed by the Art Committee and selected artists may be invited to exhibit multiple works. DC-area artists are strongly encouraged to apply.  The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2017 at 5pm.

Submit your work here.


The individual ticket portal will be live in January. If you are interested in Corporate or Individual Sponsorship please contact Nathalie von Veh, Development & Outreach Manager, at or 202-234-7103 x101.


Saturday, April 21, 2018