Festival of Fine Craft

150+ Juried Artists  •  Artist Demonstrations  Hands-On Family Activities  •  Musical Entertainment  •  Specialty Foods  •  Glass Pumpkin Patch    Beer and Wine Garden* 

Visitors strolling down the green visiting booths during the Festival of Fine Craft

Mark your calendars for October 6 & 7, 2018 as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of hosting the Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts!

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days (rain or shine)
sponsored by OceanFirst logo

ADMISSION

$10.00 Adults
$9.00 Senior Adults 
(62+)
$7.00 Students
Children 5 + under are free

FESTIVAL SPECIAL!
Ticket good for both days with a “Tomorrow Pass” which is available upon request.

Please note: Only service animals are allowed on the grounds.

Handcrafted by Abraham Warren


Veteran & emerging artists display their unique creations in a beautiful scenic setting. From inspired paintings, decorative ceramics, and novel jewelry, to innovative wood sculptures and vibrant wearables, the festival offers something exciting for everyone!

Click to See 2018 Festival of Fine Craft Exhibiting Artists

Musical Entertainment by Package Goods Orchestra both days from noon to 4 p.m.

Guests at the Beer and Wine Garden

Relax in the Beer & Wine Garden, featuring Cape May Brewery and Bellview Winery! *Must be 21 years of age or older. 

bellview winery and cape may brewery logos

Fee-Based Activities:

Aluminum Casting with Iron Woman Studios
Basket Making with Mary May’s Baskets

The Festival of Fine Craft offers two days of an art and shopping experience for the entire family with 150+ juried artists & craftspeople displaying and selling their works, special artist demonstrations, hands-on family art activities, a Beer & Wine Garden*, giant Glass Pumpkin Patch, live music, and more!

WheatonArts Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch

View more than 6,000 handcrafted glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors! Pick your favorite as they will be available for purchase outside the Pottery Studio in a special pumpkin patch. All proceeds from the patch go to supporting arts educational programming at WheatonArts!

Show off your favorite picks with the new hashtag: #WAglasspumpkins

orange glass pumpkins on display

COLLABORATE + CREATE:
ART MAKING EXPERIENCES 

Join us in a collaborative creating experience at the Festival of Fine Crafts.

Day of the Dead Face Masks
Celebrate the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) by decorating your own mask. During the traditional celebration, participants often wear masks that are elaborately decorated to honor a passed loved one.

Easel Art
Grab a chair in front of a tabletop easel and begin to paint, draw, and create. A selection of acrylic paints and oil pastels will be available.

Paper Beads
Live and accessorize “Green” by making recycled beads! Learn how to use strips of scrapbook paper to create colorful beads. Finished beads can be used to make wearable jewelry or keychains.

Scarecrow Construction
Protect your fall crops or decorate your home with a handmade scarecrow! Choose an outfit from an assortment of shirts and pants or bring your own outfit to stuff with straw.

Sidewalk Chalk
Play games or create works of art using sidewalk chalk!

Weaving
Learn the art of weaving! During this activity, you will learn the basics of weaving using a cardboard disc and colorful yarn.

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A Variety of Artist Demonstrations

Visit the WheatonArts Travelling Volunteer Glassblowers outdoors, and discover the arts of jewelry making, silk painting, spinning and weaving, chair caning, woodturning, wheel-thrown pottery, broom making and more.

Broom Making, Jersey Jerry Broomsquire
Chair Caning, Starry’s Woodshop
Coin Cutting, Allen Feinberg
Glass Mold Making, Holly City Art Glass
Intaglio Etching, CopperPlate Studio
Spinning & Weaving, Third Star Fiber Artists
Traditional Rug Hooking, Pineland Rug Hookers
Weaving, Pauletta Berger
WheatonArts Traveling Glassblowers
Wood Carving, Art Parkin & Hop Edwards
Wood Carving (Event Center), Mark Bair
Wood Turning, Tom Cambria

weaving demo

Chinese Art Demonstrations!

Visit the Folklife Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the Festival to see demonstrations in Chinese arts, including calligraphy painting, puppetry, paper cutting, and woodcarving. Part of the “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia” project. Click here for more information.

glass vases and plate examples

Win Door Prizes!

There will be Door Prizes from the Festival Artists every hour during the Festival! You can sign up to win one at the Information & Door Prize Booth after you enter through the front gate. Then keep an eye out for your name on the Prize Board throughout the day!

Stop by the Glass Studio at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. both days for a chance to win a beautifully handcrafted glass vase or plate similar to the one being created during the demonstration! Only those inside the studio at the scheduled times can win. Examples to the left. 

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Please check this page for updates as the event get closer. Thank you.