Festival of Fine Craft

Save the date - Festival of Fine Craft 2017

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Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts

October 7 & 8, 2017

10am to 5pm Both Days (rain or shine)

 A huge thanks to all that participated in the 2016 Festival of Fine Craft!

Sponsored by

OceanFirst Bank

 During the 2016 Festival of Fine Craft, the event featured:

130+ Juried Artists  •  Artist Demonstrations  Hands-On Family Activities  •  Musical Entertainment  •  Specialty Foods  •  Glass Pumpkin Patch    Beer and Wine Garden (Permit #37586)

Festival of Fine Craft entrance

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.
The Festival of Fine Craft offers two days of an art and shopping experience for the entire family and features over 130 artists and craftspeople that will present and sell traditional and contemporary works.

Handcrafted by Abraham WarrenVeteran 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.

Picking a pumpkin in the glass pumpkin patch

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.

FAMILY ACTIVITIESFamily Activities at the Festival

Paper Bag Monsters

Create a spooky cast of characters for a Halloween puppet show! Families will be guided in a multimedia project, during which they will create unique paper bag puppets using a variety of adornment materials.

Day of the Dead Masks

Paper Bag Puppet Monster

Paper Bag Puppet Monster

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.

Beaded Spiders

Create colorful creepy crawlers for Halloween! Young artists will learn to create beaded spiders using an assortment of colorful beads, pipe cleaners, and pom-poms. These bugs
are perfect to hang in windows for Halloween!

Scare Crow CreationScarecrow 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!

Festival of Fine Craft Artists by Medium

Clay | Fiber | Fine Arts | Glass | Jewelry | Leather | Metal | Mixed Media | Other | Photography | Wearable | Wood

Beer and Wine Garden

Musical Entertainment both days from noon to 4 p.m.

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