Please save the date for WPA’s 40th annual benefit party and auction, Collectors’ Night 2021! The party will take place virtually at 6 pm on May 6, 2021, and will mark the opening of a two week auction, hosted online in partnership with Artsy. The theme of this year’s auction—Am I Altering Your Aura?—comes from the work of poet and activist Audre Lorde. 

Am I altering your aura, your ideas, your dreams, or am I merely moving you to temporary and reactive action?

—Audre Lorde, “Poetry is Not a Luxury”

More details will be announced soon. See you in May!

The virtual party is open to all, at no cost. For information about supporting this event, including making a donation or joining the Collectors’ Night 2021 Host Committee, please contact Alexa Kaye, Individual Giving and Development Director at (617) 710-3829 or

About Collectors' Night

Collectors’ Night raises funds to support the artist-organized exhibitions, programs, and projects that WPA presents year round. This year's auction will include work by approximately 100 artists from the DC area and beyond. Proceeds will be split between participating artists and WPA.


May 6–20, 2021