Wheaton Wide Open: August Reheat!

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Wheaton Wide Open: August Reheat!

Enjoy FREE Admission for the entire month of August 2022

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With a history spanning five decades, WheatonArts is where imagination & artistic processes meet for a mesmerizing arts experience for all ages! The Wheaton Wide Open initiative offers all visitors FREE admission for the entire month of August 2022! Visitors simply need to give their zip code at the front gate to enter. Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. 

Two glass artists are in the process of creating a glass piece in the studio. On the left, one artist is holding what looks like to be a lank of wood up to the piece while the other artist on the right is holding the rod the piece is attatched to and a glass handle. The piece is a deep blue, almost purple, vase with gold handle. In the background are several people observing the process.
Artist in yellow shirt and grey hat shaping the lid of a ceramic pot out of clay. in the center of the imgage. In the foreground background are an array of ceramic pots

Explore, Experience, Create
Located within an hour from Atlantic City, Cape May, Wilmington, and Philadelphia, WheatonArts is a charming 45-acre wooded campus dedicated to engaging artists & audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity.

Explore exhibitions in the renowned Museum of American Glass at the heart of the campus, housing one of the most comprehensive collections of glass produced in America and the world’s largest hand-blown glass bottle! Discover unique exhibitions celebrating the region’s cultural diversity within the Down Jersey Folklife Center.

Interact with resident artists in the Glass, Pottery, and Flamework Studios as they skillfully demonstrate the transformation of clay & molten glass into beautiful objects. Learn how to shape hot glass, cut & arrange cold glass, or sculpt wet clay by signing up for a Make-Your-Own Experience!

Shop the award-winning Museum Stores for traditional & contemporary crafts in all mediums. Enjoy scenic picnic areas, and walk the mile-looping Nature Trail with a scavenger hunt for native species & structures.

Red fire truck on the WheatonArts grounds for the annual fire muster event. A man in a blue shirt is driving the vehicle. Another man in a blue shirt is observing the festivities from the back of the truck. To the right of the truck is a family with kids sitting at a picnic table, watching the truck go by.

Free Special Event: FIRE MUSTER
Sunday, August 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The 41st annual Fire Muster event features 80+ antique fire trunks on display throughout the grounds. Highlights include fire hose demonstrations, a Firematic Flea Market, apparatus judging & awards presentation, and the dramatic exit of the fire trucks’ driving off the grounds. Presented by the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade.

We want to thank our incredible Members who support WheatonArts throughout the year. Every day you visit in August, we will add your name to a grand prize drawing of a WheatonArts Pumpkin and a $50 WheatonArts Gift Card for Members Only! And that’s not all; Members will also receive an increased discount of 15% OFF in the Museum Stores each day of August. (Patron & Collectors Circle Members discount increases to 25% OFF).

Two visitors are viewing an exhibit in the Museum of American Glass. On the right side of the image is a glass case containing glass art such as small multicolored vases and a large vase covered with pictures of clouds. To the left of this case is a case on the back wall that the visitors are looking at. There are many glass pieces of contemporary coloring and shapes.

Wheaton Wide Open is made possible in part thanks to grant funding provided by PNC Arts Alive!
WheatonArts hopes to expand the arts to new audiences by offering free admission in August, making exhibitions and the creative process more accessible for all.

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