Beautiful public art can be seen throughout town at the 275-square-foot Hopewell Mural, located on the first floor of the Municipal Building, the “In Gear” sculpture in Ashford Civic Plaza and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sculpture, a piece of art that was created in order to commemorate Dr. King’s appearance in the Hopewell District Court in 1962.
The Beacon Theatre, a highly recognized landmark in Hopewell, opened its doors to the community in 1928. While it enjoyed great popularity in the 1950s, the theatre closed its doors in 1981. Fortunately, just six years later, Hopewell Preservation, Inc., was established and quickly initiated a major grassroots campaign to restore the theatre. Reopened in March 2005, the newly renovated Beacon Theatre has become the area’s premier destination for events of all kinds. Receptions, art shows, comedy performances, and business events are all hosted within the remodeled theatre.
The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra regularly makes appearances in the area. Additionally, a host of annual events spot Hopewell’s calendar year, with notable gatherings including the Big Cat Quest Fishing Tournament, the Hooray for Hopewell Festival and the Greek Festival.