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2014 Programs and Events

Paws for Art! A Free Community Day

"Paws for Art" Dogs Invited!

A FREE Awareness Event on Sunday, April 6, 2014

11am to 4pm Rain or Shine

Celebrate dogs and the joy and enrichment they bring to our lives. Created in partnership with the Cumberland County SPCA, this free community day event opens WheatonArts’ gates to humans and canines alike. Pet owners are invited* to bring their dogs onsite to engage in various animal-themed activities including:

  • Wheaton BARKS Dog Show at 2pm 
  • Wag 'n' Walk on the grounds - follow the path to prizes and meet some new friends on the way! 
  • Children’s Fantasy Pet exhibition on the museum porch
  • Pet themed kid's activities
  • Animal themed glass making demonstrations at 11am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
  • Pet supplies, toys, treats (Get the Vendor Application>>)
  • Agility Course
  • Animal awareness organizations
  • Adoptable Pets
  • Dog Caricatures and Portraits (fee)
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Cumberland County
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Pet Themed Kid's Activities

Animal Silhouettes (Cut Paper and Painting)
Learn about silhouettes and how they can be used as an element for creating a work of art. Templates for animals will be available to help you get started or choose to sketch your own animal silhouette. Use watercolors to create a representational or fantastical background that will enhance the animal silhouette!

Collage: Create a multi-media animal-collage using paper, ribbon, and yarn! A variety of animal templates will be available to help you get started, or choose to sketch your own real or imaginary animal.

Sculpture: Play with clay and create your own animal-inspired mini-sculpture. Using natural air-dry earth clay, kids can create a real or imaginary animal. Become inspired by images of famous animal sculptures created by artists such as Francois Pompon and Alberto Giacometti. Small beads will be available to create a multi-media sculpture!

Enter Your Dog in Wheaton BARKS
A Dog Show at 2pm

for the Cumberland County SPCA
requested for registration to the show.

"Wheaton BARKS" Dog Show Judges are:
Ted Greenberg, Reporter, NBC10
Debbie Marko, Reporter, The Daily Journal
Mike Santiago, Mayor of Millville, NJ

Trophies will be awarded in both Adult and Children's classes in each of the following categories:

Best Pet Costumes
Macho Mutt
Petite Pup
Prettiest Pooch
Pet & Owner Look Alike
Tons of Fun

 Senior Pet

Top Show Dog Awards
Best in Show
Top Dog

Trophies for Adult and Children's Categories will be stoneware "Pet Bowls" handcrafted by WheatonArts Associate Potter, Erika Pugh 

Trophies for Top Show Dog Awards will be glass by WheatonArts Glass Studio Artists.

Exhibitors to include:

    Abraham Chiropractic
    All They Need is Love Animal Rescue
    Blind Bob's Pottery
    Bruno's Favorite Treats
    Funny Farm Rescue
    Furry Good Dog Treatery
    Garden State German Shepard  Rescue
    Only Maine Coons Rescue
    Oxyfresh of NJ
    Pampered Pup
    Pinups for Pitbulls
    Puppy Power 4H Club Seeing Eye Project
    Red Bank Veterinary Hospital

WheatonArts welcomes Joe Nick who will use his highly trained Belgian Malinois to demonstrate the many ways that K-9’s are utilized by handlers. Joe will talk about Search and Recovery (SAR) techniques used to find missing people, police tactics used to apprehend suspects, and various forms of scent detection taught to dogs, including discussion and possible demos with drugs, cell phones, arson, cadaver, and bed bugs finds.

*Please note, for your pet's safety:
  • All dogs will be required to be on a short , no longer than 4 foot lead. No retractable leashes.
  • Dogs will be allowed in the Glass Studio and the Ceramics Studio.
  • The Cumberland County SPCA will provide volunteers as dog sitters so you can visit the Museum and the Shops.
  • Please consider your pet's comfort level with other dogs when choosing to participate in the day. We reserve the right to deny entry if your dog presents a threat to others.
  • Also, please consider the health of other dogs and have your dog's vaccinations up-to-date.
  • Water stations will be located throughout the grounds.
  • Veterinary care, if needed, will be provided by Red Bank Veterinary Hospital

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