Choose from Three Options
- $10 for Festival of Fine Craft admission for two ($20 value)
- $20 for Festival of Fine Craft admission for four ($40 value)
- $30 for Festival of Fine Craft admission for six ($60 value)
Those who attend the first day of the festival on Saturday, October 4, can request a tomorrow pass at the festival and bring it back for free admission on Sunday, October 5. Each day lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to displays from 130 juried artists, the festival also includes artist demonstrations, food vendors, musical entertainment, and activities for kids such as building a scarecrow and painting a mural. An annual pumpkin patch showcases 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.
“Great for the whole family. Fun crafts and valuable learning experience.”
“I thought the Wheatons art fest. was very nice, I especially liked the glass pumpkin garden.”
“Get there early as there is a lot great crafts to see!”
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