Festival of Fine Craft

Festival of Fine Craft, Oct. 7 & 8, 2017

Mark your 2018 calendars!

For a very, special 20th Anniversary

Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts

October 6 & 7, 2018

10 am to 5 pm, both days (rain or shine)

Sponsored by

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The event features:

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

Festival of Fine Craft entrance

Handcrafted by Abraham Warren

Veteran artists, as well as artists never before seen at the Festival, 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.

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.

The Folklife Center will be Open from 12 pm to 5 pm.

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Picking a pumpkin in the glass pumpkin patch

$10.00 Adults
$9.00 Senior Adults 
$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.
The Festival of Fine Craft offers two days of an art and shopping experience for the entire family and features over 150 artists and craftspeople that will present and sell traditional and contemporary works.

WheatonArts Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch

Glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors will be available for purchase outside the Glass Studio in a special pumpkin patch.


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

Pendulum Painting

Use motion and gravity to create a collaborative painting with friends and family! Three pendulum stations will be available. Choose your paint colors and your station and begin swinging to create an expressive painting.

Build a Creature: Printmaking

Taking inspiration from the Surrealist drawing and writing game (Exquisite Corpse) and Frankenstein’s Monster, we invite you to create collaborative prints with friends and family. Visit three stations of screens (head, torso, and legs) and learn to pull prints while creating your very own monster.

Mosaic Rocks

Create a mosaic rock (or a collection) that can be used as an element in a larger installation. An assortment of mosaic elements, such as pottery shards and glass globs will be available to adorn your rock. Our staff will grout your rock once your mosaic composition is complete.

Scarecrow Construction

Protect your fall crops or decorate your home with this family-favorite, 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!


Broom SquireDemonstrating Artist

Glass Pumpkin Blowing in the Glass Studio

Pottery & Flameworking in the Ceramics & Flameworking Studios

Ken Leap in the Stained Glass Studio

Intaglio etching with Maryann Cannon of CopperPlate Studio Booth 12

Woodcarving with Art Parkin & Hop Edwards Booth 18

Broom-making with The Jersey Jerry Broomsquire Booth 20

Throwing on the wheel with CCC’s Clay College & Club Mud Booth 24b

Weaving with Pauletta Berger of Handwovens by Pauletta Booth 37

Cut coin jewelry making with Allan Feinberg of Art in Coin Booth 55

Chair caning with Doug Starry of Starry’s Woodshop Booth 81

Woodturning with Thomas Cambria Booth 83

Metal Mold-making with James Sharpless of Holly City Art Glass Booth 85

Spinning & weaving with the Third Star Fiber Artists Guild Booth 200

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

For more information call 856-825-6800, E-mail: mail@wheatonarts.org

(*2017 Permit #48065)