Hopewell Tour Des Arts Celebrates 11th Year of Studio and Gallery Tours...

Hopewell Tour Des Arts Celebrates 11th Year of Studio and Gallery Tours (Map Included)

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Highland Design Farm, Hopewell Township

The 11th annual Hopewell Tour Des Arts, a self-guided tour of artists’ studios in Hopewell Township and Hopewell Borough, will take place on Saturday September 29 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 30 from 11am to 4pm.

Tour des Arts event started in 2009 by Beth Judge, a fine jewelry designer, Ruth Morpeth gallery owner, and Sean Mannix, an industrial designer and owner of Highland Design Farm.

Susan MacQueen at 2015 Tour Des Arts (Photo by Mary Galioto)

“The Tour des Arts remains in the vanguard of the growing list of cultural attractions which make our Township a rich reservoir of artistic awareness and has become a popular fall weekend event for the community, visitors from all over the region as well as neighboring Pennsylvania and New York,” shared event organizer Sean Mannix.

The self-guided tour begins at the Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, where visitors will see a sampling of all the artists and pick up a map to visit individual studios, galleries and workshops in and around Hopewell Borough. Map and list are also included below.

This year, artists include sculptures, goldsmiths, photographers, musicians, a performance artist, wood turners, painters, filmmakers, a metallurgist, and a collagist.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. 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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. 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), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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