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THIS MONDAY: For Photographers and Non Photographers: "The Lens of Steve McCurry: Afghanistan", presented in partnership with the James A. Michener Art Museum at Hopewell's Off-Broadstreet Theatre on Monday evening, September 26. We strongly encourage you to buy your tickets in advance. Learn More & Buy Tickets


BE OUR GUEST at our Beer & Cheese Garden Party for HV Arts Council Members on Thursday, Sept. 29. RSVP here.


Our Second Annual aMAZing Pumpkin Carve is returning to Howell Farm's Corn Maze!

Imagine a 150-pound pumpkin carved to look like Edgar Allen Poe. Or turned into a skeleton clawing its way out of a bowl. Now imagine fifty of these aMAZing pumpkins displayed at the Howell Farm Corn Maze. The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is expanding this popular walk-through exhibition to two weekends this year, with daily carving demonstrations by artists. Mark your calendars and plan to attend: The Carve exhibit will be open October 7-10 (Columbus Day long weekend) and October 14-16, 2016.
Check out our photo gallery of last year's aMAZing pumpkins to see what the Pumpkin Carve is all about!

There's still time to get involved in this year's Carve: We're looking for local businesses and individuals to sponsor a pumpkin.

Become a Pumpkin Sponsor: Put your name amid all the community fun and promotion throughout the prime Fall months and support the arts in Hopewell Valley! Find out more about the benefits of Sponsoring a Pumpkin and reserve your pumpkin!

Fall Art Exhibit at Capital Health—Hopewell. TRENTON MAKES, an exhibition of Trenton artists who bring art and community to the Capital City, is presented by Capital Health and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

We welcome everyone to the Public Opening Reception on Sept. 22 from 6-7:30p at Capital Health—Hopewell. Or browse the exhibit anytime during Visiting Hours (8am-8pm) from Sept. 22-Nov. 4, 2016. Learn more.


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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

MCC&HC Logo This program is made possible, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

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