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You are invited to the Opening Reception of the “Beyond the Stampede” Art Show

Do you fondly reminisce about the oxen of the Hopewell Valley Stampede? We do too! The oxen won’t be returning, but we can bring back the artists of The Stampede. “Beyond the Stampede” is a reunion exhibition featuring the artwork of many of the artists who brought their talents to the Hopewell Valley Stampede.

Please join us on Thursday, April 14 from 6-8pm at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell to see the artwork, say hello to the artists, and hear the innovative fusion music of cellist and local resident Dan Kassel. All are welcome!


See the winners of this year's Winter Windows contest, organized by MercerMe.


Stampede Artist Spotlight

Stampede Artist George Olexa's paintings and Raku pottery are being exhibited at The Pennington Public Library. George is the artist behind Babe the Blue Star Ox, which lives at the Hopewell Crossing Shopping Center on Rt. 31 and Denow Rd. George's works are on display in the NJ Room of the library and are available to view during library hours (Monday-Thursday 10-8; Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-2).

See our aMAZing pumpkins!

Curious to know just how giant they were? Check out the photo gallery of our aMAZing pumpkins!

Finale Video

The Stampede Finale was a great celebration of art in the everyday with live music and food trucks, recognition of award winning Stampede artists, and winners of the online auction filling the afternoon with fun and excitement. Check out this fun video by video journalist John Bauwens! Winning bids are posted on the pages with the oxen that were part of the online auction.
From a local artist:
As an artist and a local resident, I'd like to thank the Council for this initiative and opportunity. Public art on a street level is a meaningful way to inspire the community and create wonder and excitement in the hearts of people, especially children. James J. Kelewae

Thanks to our Volunteers, Partners, and the Stampede's Founding Sponsors

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