HVArts GNI Gallery Summer 2023 Collage

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2023

Thank you to our artists, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees involved in this year’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve. Together, we make this the most popular pumpkin event in Hopewell Valley!

HVArts Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2022 Caroline Hall

Carving: Curtis May, “Frog in My Throat”

Seward Johnson | Celebrating the Everyday

Thanks to our sponsors and community donations, Seward Johnson’s sculptures have been popping up in Hopewell Valley – the monumental “The Awakening” at St. Michaels Preserve, and his life-size sculptures of everyday heroes in Pennington, Hopewell and Titusville.

Unlock a world of inspiration, connection, and creativity when you scan the QR code on the sculpture signs to find an Explorers Guide, full of activities and fun facts.

Click here for The Explorer’s Guide and a downloadable map!

The Awakening by Seward Johnson

GNI / HV Arts Council Gallery
Ongoing in 2023

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is proud to announce our new gallery space at Global Neurosciences Institute (GNI) located at 10 Route 31 N, Pennington, NJ. This space will showcase rotating exhibitions coordinated by the HV Arts Council throughout the year, highlighting the work of our local artists and promoting healing through art for GNI patients. Our inaugural exhibition features the artwork of Agata May’kowska, Asia Popinska, Susanne Pitak-Davis, and the fine art photographers of Gallery 14 – David Ackerman, Dutch Bagley, John Clarke, Charles Miller + John Stritzinger.

Open to the public during business hours (8am to 5pm) or by appointment. Questions? Please email us at info@hvartscouncil.org

HVArts GNI Show - "Between a Sun and and a Moon" by Agata May'kowska

Between a Sun and a Moon by Agata May’kowska

There, Now You Can Grow sculpture by Seward Johnson

Seward Johnson | Celebrating the Everyday
A year-long celebration of Seward Johnson’s amazing life and the things that he loved

photo of 2022 scholarship Phillips and Brody

2023 Annual Scholarship Winners
Michaela Kwak and Emma Coyer

Art Talk – Night Visions: American Art After Hours – 12/12
Sponsored by the Pennington Public Library and HV Arts Council

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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.

We have the Guidestar 2023
Gold Seal of Transparency!