Calling All Creative Members of the Community

HV Arts Council - ArtSpires - Linda Bradshaw painting the demo spire

ArtSpire InSPIRation

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is seeking a wide-range of artists and creative community members to decorate ash wood “art spires” for our community art project, ArtSpires.

The art spires commemorate the loss of our beautiful native ash tree due to the ravages of the emerald ash borer beetle, as part of our ongoing art-initiative ​Out of the Ashes: Art Emerging from Fallen Trees​.

Participants can be enthusiastic individuals, teams, or families. Ash wood spires will be available in two sizes: 5” x 5” x 6’ and 8” x 8” x 8’. There are also full ash trunks reserved for experienced woodworkers with tools and ability to safely handle extremely heavy wood.

The decorated spires and carved trunks will be installed at various locations throughout Hopewell Valley, displayed for the community through the Spring of 2021. The spires will then be auctioned-off to the public with proceeds shared by the artists and the HV Arts Council.


Registration Opens:  May 16, 2020 at 10am            Registration Deadline​: June 30, 2020

*Wood Available for Pickup: Starting June 1, 2020 (by appointment)

*Art Spire Completion Date​: By the end of July 2020 or earlier

Fee​: Eligible artists/teams who are non-members may receive one ash wood spire to decorate for a non-refundable registration fee of $25. No fee for HV Arts Council members.

Click here to read participation guidelines and rules. An online information session, to hear more about the project and ask questions, will be scheduled and announced shortly.

HV Arts Council - ArtSpires - Linda Bradshaw painting the demo spire

Linda Bradshaw mocking-up an ArtSpire

HV Arts Council July 4 Hopewell Borough Parade 2019

Parading on the 4th of July 2019


In addition to artists, we are looking for volunteers with muscle to help transport and install the ArtSpires, and others to help with the administration and event planning associated with the project.

To add you name to our growing list of volunteers, click here.

We look forward to bringing this fun outdoor art exhibit to the community and hope you will join in to help make it happen.

*Due to current health considerations, the timeline and key dates for the ArtSpire project are subject to change.  Please stay tuned for updates as the situation unfolds.  Thank you.

Learn more!

Check out our Artspires presentation below!