The Hopewell Mural Initiative is a place-making project through the Hopewell Downtown Partnership intended to increase Arts and Culture in downtown Hopewell, furthering the revitalization effort of the historic district. Earlier in 2019, the Downtown Partnership received a grant from the State Department of Housing and Community Development to support several murals in downtown Hopewell.
A committee has been developed comprised of local artists, city planners, local arts non-profit, and Hopewell residents. The committee has selected the side facade of the Butterworth Lofts for the first wall mural. This site is highly visible from many points in downtown, is centrally located, and is one of the larger walls within the district. See site picture below.