“Whip Out
a Funny Face”
by John Goeke

8th Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve
Thank you to everyone who made it happen!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve a success! This year, the massive 125+ pound pumpkins were more outrageously carved than ever by local artists at Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township, NJ.

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“What a Witch” carved by Poppy Sangthong + Peter Buruschkin
2021 Amazing Pumpkin Carve

Exciting New Exhibition in 2023
Stay tuned to find out more!

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council has something very special in the works for the greater Hopewell Valley area! Please stay tuned for details and to find out how you can help make it happen.

See this link for the preliminary landing page.

photo of 2022 scholarship Phillips and Brody

Seward Johnson, Day Dream

2022 Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Amelia Phillips + Elliot Block

Since 2015, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council has awarded scholarships to Hopewell
Valley Central High School graduating seniors. These scholarships are a critical part of
our mission to encourage creativity in the Hopewell Valley community and foster a
lifelong participation in the arts.  (Read more)

photo of 2022 scholarship Phillips and Brody

Amelia Phillips, Eliott Brody

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HVArts Scholarship Winners 2020

2021 Annual Scholarships
Congratulations to Seraphina Gillman, Olivia Levin, David LaRaus, and Nicole Bartnikowski 

It is always a joy to support and attend one of the HVAC events. One of the favorites is their Annual Pumpkin Carve. The creativity of the artists and the innovative thinking skills of Carol and her team allowed for a “drive thru” Pumpkin Carve last year. It was exactly what the community needed to get people out of their homes (safely) and bring some much needed laughter to both children and adults.
— Lisa Freeman, Foundation Board Member, Robert Wood Johnson- Hamilton

Hopewell Valley Arts Council is incredible — offering programs for everyone in the community and surrounding area from the youngest to those who are older. Their programs and offerings, from pumpkin carving, lectures, arts shows at the community hospital engage both participating artists but all the individuals who simply want to look, study, and observe what “artists” do. Keep up the wonderful work.
— George Olexa & Terri Olexa, Member Artists

This program is made possible, in part, due to funds from Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Princeton Area Community Foundation.