MPA Soirée FAQs

When is MPA’s Soirée?

This year, Soirée will be on Friday, September 10th, 2021.

Where is MPA’s Soirée?

This year, MPA will host Soirée at the home of Drs. Victoria & Lonnie Davis. It is an outdoor garden party and masks will be required in any indoor spaces.

What time does the Soirée start?

7:00 pm – Entry for VIP Ticket Holders

8:00 pm – Entry for General Admission Ticket Holders

How do I get there?

Taxi & Rideshare: There are designated drop-off and pick-up locations for rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. More information will be made available to ticket holders.

What is the COVID policy?

As a result of the ever-changing health landscape and in line with the practices of other arts venues in the region, we’ll be requiring each guest at the MPA Soiree on September 10th to present their vaccine card and ID at check-in. It is the responsibility of the Soirée ticket purchaser to comply with and to communicate these requirements to their guests. MPA Soirée 2021 will be take place outdoors, but please bring a mask should you need to use an indoor space during the event.

Guests may display proof of vaccine on a smartphone or by showing a physical copy of their vaccination card or official vaccination record, along with their driver’s license or passport upon arrival at the event.

We invite Soirée sponsors and ticket holders who have questions or concerns about this policy to contact MPA’s Executive Director, Lori Carbonneau, at

How do I get a ticket to the 2021 Soirée?

Tickets are given as benefits to sponsors of MPA Soirée. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here for more information.

General admission tickets will go on sale to the public on August 15th, 2021 at 12pm EST. Check back for updates on timing and additional information.

What benefits do I receive as a VIP ticket holder?

VIP ticket holders enjoy early entry to the gala, premium bars, upscale eats, and VIP-exclusive photo package with Tony Powell.

VIP tickets are included in the sponsorship benefits of donations $1,500 and above.

What are the benefits for being a MPA Soirée & Artfest Sponsor?

MPA sponsorship packages include ticket benefits for Soirée, signage, and recognition at Artfest, and branding opportunities in MPA pre-event materials.

MPAartfest is proud to welcome over 6,000+ guests to Artfest, spanning business professionals, executives and CEOs, and friends & families from around the DMV.

To see all of our levels and benefits here.

What is the attire for Soirée?

Cocktail attire appropriate for an outdoor garden party.

I’m interested in giving something else other than a monetary donation. Do you take other types of donations?

Yes!  Aside from monetary donations, we gratefully accept food, beverage and in-kind giveaways donations. We also accept silent auction items.

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