Hickok Cole’s Art Night Raises $100K for DC Art Community

Peter Nesbett and Rachel Schmidt of WPA, Lauren Hilyard of Hilyard Art Advisory, and Michael Hickok and Yolanda Cole of Hickok Cole Architects. Image courtesy of Hickok Cole Architects.


Washington, D.C.–based Hickok Cole Architects raised over $100,000 at their annual Art Night auction at the firm’s Georgetown headquarters. Over 100 artists showcased work, curated by Hilyard Art Advisory principal Lauren Hilyard.
 

Yolanda Cole and Michael Hickok of Hickok Cole Architects. Image courtesy of Hickok Cole Architects.


The juried show benefits the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), which provides resources and support to regional artists. All participating artists receive half of the sale price, with the other half donated to the WPA. Now in its 16th year, the annual event has raised over $900,000 for the WPA and local artists.
 

Art by Patrick Craig. Image courtesy of Hickok Cole Architects.


Each year, Hickock Cole employees vote on their favorite artworks for senior principals Michael Hickok and Yolanda Cole to purchase for the firm’s office. This year’s winner is a 60-inch panoramic photograph by Chris Hanessian of Manly Beacon in Death Valley, California.
 

Assorted art. Image courtesy of Hickok Cole Architects.
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