Monday, February 18, 2008

WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES 27TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION

WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES 27TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION GALA
A Mix of Notable and Emerging Artists in a New Venue / Press Preview Details

Washington, DC – February 2008 – The Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) announces the 27th Annual Art Auction Gala to be held Friday, March 7, 2008 from 7:00 pm until midnight at the Katzen Arts Center at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. This noted event has grown in recognition and reputation as Washington’s most interesting and exciting arts celebration.

The 2008 WPA Art Auction Gala is a full evening of activities that include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, a silent auction of more than 130 original works of art, and a party. Held in the rotunda of the Katzen Arts Center at American University, this event draws burgeoning young collectors, art enthusiasts, established and emerging artists, as well as leaders from the regional corporate, social and cultural communities. Artists selected for the exhibit this year include painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers and street artists, from greater Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Australia, Italy, and Russia.