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Hopewell Proud is Lamb Arts' most recent public art initiative - celebrating all that makes our community the amazing place that is! As part of this project, Lamb Arts will be collecting pride stories, big and small, from community members as well as creative interpretations of that pride. 


We will be launching this project in the Spring of 2023 and we need your help! With the generous support of Culture Works Richmond the National Endowment for the Arts, Lamb Arts will be creating the next round of our popular Billboard Project. But we need your help! 

We are asking community members to share their own interpretation of Teddy Blanks' Hopewell Proud design. Community members are asked to download an 8.5x11" template below that can be customized in any way they like, or if hard copies are your thing, swing by our temporary offices at 210 N 2nd Ave in Downtown Hopewell to pick up a printed copy. Return your design to us in person or by mail to Lamb Arts, 210 N 2nd Ave, Hopewell, VA 23860, or digitally at by Feb 23, 2023, and your design will be included in the project! Make sure to include your name, email address, and phone number. By submitting your design you are agreeing to share your name and design in the various forms of the Hopewel Proud project, including but not limited to online platforms and various public artinitiatives. Four designs will be selected to be featured on Billboard throughout the community this Spring! 

And if you feel inspired to create a totally new interpretation of the words Hopewell Proud, we would love to see that too! Just send them our way - there are no limits on materials used. We want to see what inspires you! 



About the designer:

Teddy Blank is a native of the Hopewell area, now an Emmy-award-winning graphic designer based in New York City. 

You can download the Teddy Blanks design template here: 

The Hopewell Proud Billboard Project is partially supported by funding from CultureWorks and the National Endowment for the Arts/American Rescue Plan.


We are asking community members to share their own Hopewell Pride Stories! We would love to hear from you about moments, big and small, that you feel or have felt proud of our city. You can share these stories on social media by using #hopewellproud, tagging us with @lambartsandhealing, or ideally both! You can also send us your stories with text or images to

By submitting your stories and images to Lamb Arts you are agreeing for those stories to be included and shared in our project.