Wheaton Springs 50

WheatonArts is committed to practicing the proper precautions and protocol to help keep our community, staff, and artists safe and protected from COVID-19.

As of March 14, 2020, all public programming at WheatonArts is currently canceled or postponed until further notice.
Wheaton Springs 50 is now CANCELED.

Saturday, April 4, 2020
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for our 2020 season “kick-off” event celebrating WheatonArts 50th Anniversary Year!

During this event, admission to all WheatonArts exhibits and artist studio demonstrations are FREE
and open to the public, part of “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” 

WheatonArts opens its new season featuring an afternoon of live music with the Ceremonial Brass, The Gil Thompson Jazz Trio, and The Ragga-Muffin Band, new exhibition tours in the Museum of American Glass and Folklife Center, special demonstrations in the Artist Studios, a performance by the “Medicine Man,” and more!

Schedule of Events

Mix and choose how to spend your day at WheatonArts! (Schedule is subject to change)

Event Center – Live Music & More!

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Ceremonial Brass (Event Center entrance & on stage)
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – The Gil Thompson Jazz Trio
2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – The Ragga-Muffin Band
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Special crafting demonstrations of Broom Making, Intaglio Etching, Wood Carving, and Bead Weaving
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – FREE Family Art Activities including radial symmetry paper relief sculptures, plasticine stamp printing, and salt dough egg ornaments


Museum of American Glass

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Collection exhibits and the new People, Place, Process exhibit are open to the public, along with a “Slow Art Day” selection of works labeled for self tour.
11 a.m. & 4 p.m. – “Medicine Man” performance outside the Museum
11:30 a.m. – Director’s tour of People, Place, Process
1 p.m. – “Slow Art Day” tour and discussion
2:30 p.m. – Guided Docent tour of the Museum


Down Jersey Folklife Center

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The new “Themes Across Cultures” exhibit is open to the public
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Venetian Mask Making
3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Richmond Carlton Music on the Celtic Harp followed by a Meet & Greet

Glass Studio

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – FREE Glass Bubble Blowing Experiences
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Watch a variety of Glass Flower Demonstrations



Pottery Studio

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Bird-related Pottery Demonstrations
12 p.m. & 2 p.m. – Kiln Tours with Terry Plasket
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Closed for Lunch
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Bird-related Pottery Demonstrations


Paper Studio

10 a.m. to 1 pm. – Paper making demonstrations
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Closed for Lunch
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Paper making demonstrations


Education Studio

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Create your own Glass Fused Floral Suncatcher! For ages 7 & up at $20 per person


Museum Stores & Café

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Museum Stores are Open
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The GateHouse Cafe is Open
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – “Glaze & Grapes” in the Brownstone with Bellview Winery


Nature Trail

10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. – Tour the Nature Trail with CU Maurice River

We will update the page as programming for this event becomes available. Please check for updates as the event gets closer. Thank you!