The WPA Art Parade is an extravaganza of artists connecting with community to create a moving visual spectacle of art and culture. Visual artists, performers, architects, musicians, and visual arts organizations are invited to work independently, together, and in partnership with community organizations to create inflatable art, placards, portable sculpture and street performance.

DATE: WPArade will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2010
TIME: 12:00 pm
ROUTE: Start at Half St SE & M St SE, walk along Half St, end at Half St SE &

Participants can traverse the route in any manner that is non-motorized (wagons, bicycles, walking, etc. are acceptable). The WPArade will culminate in a post-parade celebration until 3:00 pm (open to all participants and attendees) at The Bullpen on Half Street, SE.

All participants must submit an entry form.


OPTION 1: Artists (of any discipline) and arts organizations can submit a proposal for their WPArade entry, float, or performance as an individual or a group. See submission guidelines for details and restrictions. Artists do not need to be a member of WPA to apply. (Deadline 5/5/10, you will be notified by 5/12/10)

OPTION 2: Individual artists that are current members of WPA can apply for funding to work with a community organization of your choice to jointly develop an entry for the WPArade. There will be five awards of $1,000 granted to individual artists to work with a community group to participate in the WPArade. (Deadline (extended!) 4/19/10, you will be notified by 4/23/10)

WPArade is supported by the DC Commision on the Arts & Humanities,

The Capitol Riverfront BID, and The Bullpen on Half Street, SE.