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


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

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 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.

Guests at the Beer and Wine Garden

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

The Folklife Center will be Open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information
E-mail: mail@wheatonarts.org

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.

orange glass pumpkins on display


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!

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 SquireDemonstrating Artists (2017)

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
Woodcarving with Art Parkin & Hop Edwards
Broom-making with The Jersey Jerry Broomsquire
Throwing on the wheel with CCC’s Clay College & Club Mud
Weaving with Pauletta Berger of Handwovens by Pauletta
Cut coin jewelry making with Allan Feinberg of Art in Coin
Chair caning with Doug Starry of Starry’s Woodshop
Woodturning with Thomas Cambria
Metal Mold-making with James Sharpless of Holly City Art Glass
Spinning & weaving with the Third Star Fiber Artists Guild

Want to sell and demonstrate your craft during the Festival?

Click here for the 2018 Artist Application for the Festival of Fine Craft.