The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing art awareness and appreciation in the greater Hopewell Valley.

We celebrate “art in the everyday” by cultivating all types of creative exploration and artistic expression. Through community collaborations, events and art-based initiatives, the Arts Council highlights our local talents and enriches the cultural and creative lives of our community with artistic events and major initiatives.

Board of Trustees

Carol Lipson (Executive Director)
Dawn Berman
Chad Goerner (Vice President)
Dennis Hagen
Erwin Harbat
Craig Lieboff
Michelle Needham (Acting President)
Jennifer Petrino (Treasurer)
Kyle Wille

Carol Lipson, HV Arts Council Board of Trustees, and Craig Lieboff, Board member

Community Partners

Capital Health
Pennington Library
Pennington Farmer’s Market
Howell Living History Farm
Friend of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS)
Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance
Mercer County 4H Fair
Pennington Business & Professionals Association (member)
Hopewell Business Association (member)
Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage

Mission Pillars

    • Engage, support & expand the existing rich and diverse artistic community in Hopewell Valley;
    • Nurture & foster creativity in the Valley;
      Support local artists & artisans & showcase the breadth of talent that exists in Hopewell Valley;
    • Increase appreciation & accessibility of the arts to the public;
    • Shine a spotlight on the fun, celebratory, & accessible-for-all aspects of art;
    • Explore, expand & enrich opportunities for arts education for the residents of the Valley;
    • Create a vibrant, well-funded arts organization that builds community, encourages involvement & supports cultural needs;
    • Fund programs, events, & community spaces that support the visual, performing, musical, literary & culinary arts in the Valley;
    • Make the arts accessible to all members of a diverse community, specifically addressing traditional barriers to participation such as disability & financial limitations; and
    • Connect & collaborate with neighboring art & cultural organizations & opportunities.