This weekend’s Hopewell Valley Tour Des Arts is shaping up to be as much fun (more) than last year. The event is a 2-day self-guided tour visiting local artists’ studios with the opportunity to meet the artists and purchase locally inspired and created original pieces.

The Tour is still going on tomorrow, Sunday October 4th from 11am-4pm, and is rain or shine.

Here are some photographic highlights:

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This 8th annual event continues with the support of the Hopewell Economic Development Committee, but also with sponsorship from T. Johnson Design, Morpeth Contemporary, and Highland Design Farm. Add to that the Hopewell Valley Arts Council which, this year, joins the roster by helping to promote the event in keeping with its mission “to celebrate art in the everyday.”  As founding artist Sean Mannix put it, “What a wonderful fit!”

Check out the list of artists and the online map.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.


  1. I saw the big fire last night after that tour “des arts event ” it was scary being a close by neighbor and that a social event just append that to me is supicios people thendbto party after this event and get drunk at particular homes after this event every year.
    So i mus say i guess
    Hopewell had is early “Devils Night” lol!!!
    Any ways
    Happy Hallowiked season
    Juggalos & juggalattes
    Keep it real
    Wiked clowens.