Pennington Day was a lot more colorful this year thanks to our exhibit in Howe Commons. The HV Arts Council was quite honored (and excited) when it were was asked to help out, and to bring along its growing stampede of beautifully decorated oxen.


On this beautiful Saturday, families from all over Hopewell Valley and beyond came out to meet their friends and neighbors and check out all the talented artists’ work. We dined on delicious food from local purveyors, danced along to the music, and started a new tradition of an artful presence.

Setting off the excitement and splendor of Pennington Day were our 20-foot banners encouraging residents to “celebrate art in the everyday.” Ten artists exhibited their work, many which are also participating in the stampede! Some artists were even working on painting their ox while the event was going on. This gave everyone a chance to meet the people behind the designs, and to see these blossoming works of art up close. How’s that for talent?

The day exuded creativity all over, from the youngest children dressed up in their craziest outfits and the playful face paintings, to lively musical performances, to the showcase of beautiful oxen, paintings, birdhouses, sculptures and quilts.


For more photos from Pennington Day, Click here. Just looking at them will give you reason enough to come out for Pennington Day, 2015!