MILLVILLE, NJ –Join the FUN and CREATE with us! During the 2017 winter season, WheatonArts offers FREE family art workshops every other weekend. These Wheaton Wide Open Workshops are presented through the PNC Arts Alive initiative, through funding provided by The PNC Foundation, and take place in the Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts. All materials are provided. The February workshops include Tree Ring Printing, Saturday, February 12. Coil Pots, Saturday, February 25, The Exquisite Book, Saturday, March 11, Plasticine Stamp Printing, Saturday, March 25 and Lego Printing, Saturday, March 25. Reservations are encouraged. Walk-ins welcome if seats are available.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is operating on its Winter Schedule. In February and March the museum stores will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No ticket is required to shop and stroll. The Museum of American Glass and the Artist Studios are closed during these two months. The museum and the studios will reopen on April 1 when WheatonArts returns to its standard six-day operating schedule.
For more information about WheatonArts, call 856-825-6800, or visit wheatonarts.org.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events, and programs to all persons with disabilities. Provide two weeks notice 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.
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. 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 Tourism.
With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. WheatonArts is home to the Museum of American Glass with one of the most comprehensive collections of American glass in the world…from the first glass bottles made in America to celebrated works by Dale Chihuly and other contemporary artists who work in glass. In the Studios, visitors watch artists demonstrate the art of glassmaking, ceramics and flameworking throughout the day. The Center also operates award-winning Museum Stores. The Creative Glass Center of America, a 30 year-old artist residency program, has hosted over 330 Fellows, in one of the nation’s first public-access, amphitheater-style hot glass studios. CGCA with other studio programs exemplify a dynamic community of resident and guest artists from around the world, who share skills and vision with public audiences, and provide unique educational programming for both children and adults. WheatonArts presents special exhibitions, programs, workshops, performances and several weekend festivals throughout the year.