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Family History in a Bottle

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council helps celebrate Hopewell Borough’s 125th Anniversary during Restaurant Week!

Come raise a glass and a fork at a fun and informative evening of food and wine to commemorate Hopewell Borough’s year-long 125th Anniversary Celebration. Just as Hopewell has its historic families that span the generations and keep us in touch with our roots....the wine world has its own celebrated lineages. Hear intriguing and provocative family stories from the wine world while sipping an assortment of grape varieties matched to four food courses expertly paired by Bob Prewitt, Founding Member of the Society for Wine Educators, and Chef Will Moooney, Co-Owner & Executive Chef at The Brothers Moon. Tickets are limited so purchase yours early! Arts Council members receive a 10% discount. Become a member now and save!

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