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Art Spires Information Session

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Calling All Creative Members of the Community…. The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is seeking a wide-range of artists and creative community members to decorate ash wood “art spires” for our art-initiative ​Out of the Ashes: Art Emerging from Fallen Trees​. The art spires commemorate the loss of our beautiful native ash tree due to the ravages of the emerald ash borer beetle.

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 summer and fall. The spires will then be auctioned-off to the public with proceeds shared by the artists and the HV Arts Council.

Registration Deadline​: April 30, 2020
Art Spire Completion Date​: June 22, 2020
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.

Come to one of three information sessions to hear more and sign-up:

      • Monday, March 30, 2020 – 7pm at Hopewell Valley Vineyards
      • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – 7pm at the Pennington Public Library
      • Saturday, April 18, 2020 – 10am at the Hopewell Train Station


April 18, 2020
10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Hopewell Borough Train Station
Railroad Place
Hopewell, New Jersey 08525
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