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The Year of the Ox Gala

Thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered, or otherwise supported our Gala fundraiser. We were thrilled with the engagement of our guests with the artists, chefs, oxen, and dancers! The spirit and sense of community at The Year of the Ox was heartwarming, and it was truly a night to remember!
The proceeds from the online and live auctions of Stampede oxen have raised over $100,000 to launch the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, and our mission of supporting and celebrating art in the everyday. We are greatly indebted to our artists and sponsors for believing in this initiative and partnering with us to bring The Stampede to fruition, and the arts into greater focus in our community. We look forward to further partnerships, creativity and fun!

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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