Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around yourself and waiting for your family to come home and find you. Do something crafty with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for admission for two to the WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft ($20 value)
- $20 for admission for four to the WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft ($40 value)
Those who attend the first day of the show on Saturday, October 5 can request a tomorrow pass at the festival, and bring it back for free admission on Sunday, October 6.
Click here to view this year's list of more than 125 artists and their mediums. The festival also includes artist demonstrations, food vendors, musical entertainment, activities for kids such as building a scarecrow and painting a mural, and the annual pumpkin patch featuring glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
WheatonArts and Cultural Center
When Frank Wheaton Jr. first visited the Corning Museum of Glass in the early 1960s, it caught his ire. On display were many marvelous works of glass—treasures forged of sand, wood, soda ash, and silica that represented the dawning of the American glass industry. Frank's problem? Those shiny, fragile masterpieces were being exhibited in New York and not where they were birthed: New Jersey.
As the grandson of glass magnate Dr. Theodore Corson Wheaton—whose glass pharmaceutical bottles were instrumental in giving rise to the Millville glass monarchy of the Wheaton company—Frank claimed his birthright and created Wheaton Village now known as Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. The organization has a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity, and has appealed to audiences of all ages for over four decades with its diverse traditional and contemporary arts programs, classes, workshops and exhibitions. Also on-site is The Museum of American Glass, housing one of the most comprehensive collections of American glass in the country, from the first glass bottles made in America, to celebrated works by Dale Chihuly and other contemporary artists who work with glass. Visitors can also experience the art of glassmaking, ceramics and flameworking in the Artists Studios, and the museum stores offer traditional and contemporary art in a variety of mediums.