DC Arts Center Hosts Biennial Experience Auction

By Editorial Team on May 13, 2019
Courtesy of DC Arts Center.
Auction: Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm

The DC Arts Center (DCAC) will host its biennial fundraiser, the DC Arts Center Experience Auction on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the historic Kennedy-Warren Club and Ballroom in Woodley Park. The fundraiser serves as DCAC’s primary source of funding and allows the organization to continue to promote the freshest, most under-recognized artists in the Washington metropolitan area.

Tickets to the Experience Auction are available now at experienceauction.dcartcenter.org or by calling 202-462-7833.

The unique Experience Auction differs from other live and silent auctions in that all items are up for bid are not items at all; rather, they are experiences created for the occasion by some of DC’s most talented artists, musicians, filmmakers, actors, chefs, tastemakers, and a host of other donor.

“This event allows the DC Arts Center to continue to showcase some of our city’s most talented and fascinating artists, while giving our guests a break from ordinary fundraising events,” said B. Stanley, Executive and Artistic Director of the DC Arts Center. “The experiences we auction off – and the experience of the auction itself – provide incredible opportunities to immerse oneself in all that the DC arts scene has to offer.”

Past experiences auctioned off at the event have included: a private listening session at the Library of Congress, a film portrait of a family member, naming rights for a character in a play, curator-lead museum tours, and a unique vandalization of your property by artist Kelley Towles.

This year, a tour of the late William Christenberry’s studio, drinks with projection artist and activist Robin Bell, a text tattoo design by Molly Springfield, and many other experiences to be announced in the coming weeks will be auctioned.

The evening will also feature light hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and performances by a range of musicians and other artists.

2019 marks DCAC’s 30th anniversary as Washington’s only nonprofit theater and gallery committed to supporting and encouraging underserved artists. Since its founding in 1989, DCAC has become a vibrant beacon of art in the heart of Adams Morgan and an affordable and open environment where artists can gain a foothold in the art world. Over the past 30 years, DCAC has hosted thousands of performances, exhibitions, and events.

The Kennedy-Warren Club and Ballroom is located at 3133 Connecticut Ave. NW.