2012 News Releases
Family Fun Days
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Janet Peterson, Marketing and Public Relations Director
TEL: (856) 825-6800, Ext. 108 | FAX: (856) 825-2410
WHEATONARTS PRESENTS “FAMILY
FUN DAYS” EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH NEW PNC ARTS
WheatonArts was recently awarded a PNC Arts
Alive grant by The PNC Foundation. Through this
grant WheatonArts will offer free admission to all children 17 and under every
Sunday beginning June 24 at the WheatonArts’ Fantasy Faire. The program will continue
through December 30, 2012. Interactive programming includes hands-on art
projects and crafts, seasonal design competitions and special events.
PNC Arts Alive is a five-year, $5 million initiative from the PNC
Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial
Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area
residents gain access to the arts, and to help arts organizations expand and
date, PNC Arts Alive has awarded more than 100 grants totaling $4 million to
more than 50 arts organizations in the Greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey
region. For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients visit www.PNCARTSALIVE.com.
be accessible to everyone,” said Bill Mills, PNC regional president for Philadelphia
and Southern New Jersey. “We know that a vibrant arts scene improves our region
by creating jobs, boosting tourism and generating millions in revenue. But
accessibility to the arts can also make a profound difference in the lives of
individuals—especially underserved youth and their families. The arts develop
creativity, innovation, and collaboration—skills for the workforce of
Family Fun Days schedule of activities through September 2, 2012:
June 24 – All Day - Design A Glass Fantasy Creature Contest
July 1 – Butterfly Symmetry. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
July 8 – Paper Baubles and Beads. 1 p.m. to 3.p.m.
July 15 – Body Tracing and Painting. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
July 22 – Mural Painting. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
July 29 – Culinary Creations: Cupcake Decorating. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
August 5 – Polymer Clay Tile Mosaics. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
August 12 – Summer Still Life Drawing. First Session: 1p.m. to 2 p.m. Second Session: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
August 19 – Fire Muster. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 26 – Crochet Beadwork Demonstration: Balkan Patterns with Miriam Milgram. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Finger Knitting. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
September 2 – Story Time Collage. First Session: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Second Session: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
September, October, November and December activities will be announced at
a future date.
For more information about WheatonArts’
ongoing programs and PNC Arts Alive activities, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit www.wheatonarts.org. WheatonArts
is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5p.m., through December 30, 2012.
WheatonArts strives to make exhibits, events and programs accessible to all visitors. Therefore, a two week notice is required for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
WheatonArts programs has also been made possible in part by the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National
Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New
Jersey Cultural Trust, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. WheatonArts
receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission,
Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State, and is
supported in part by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and