MILLVILLE, NJ (December 27, 2018) – Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center begins its winter operating schedule on Monday, December 31, 2018. During the months of January, February and March the Museum Stores will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No ticket is required to shop and stroll the grounds. The Museum of American Glass, Artist Studios, and Folklife Center will be closed during these three months and will reopen on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 when WheatonArts returns to its six-day operating schedule.
WheatonArts is a participant in Museums on Us®, a customer-benefit program offering free admission for a Bank of America cardholder to the finest museums and cultural institutions from coast to coast on the first full weekend of each month of 2019. During first weekend of January, February and March, each Bank of America customer that shows their Bank of America card and their I.D. will receive a “20% Off A Single-Item” coupon valid in one Museum Store.
Join the fun and create with us! During the 2019 winter season, WheatonArts offers free Family Art Workshops every other Saturday, part of the “Family Days! presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program. All workshop materials are provided. The workshops include Percussion Pods: Rattles, Saturday, January 19; Captured Kisses: Glass Enamel, Saturday, February 2; Paper Cranes: Sculptural Hangings, Saturday, February 16 and March 30; Tree Ring Prints, Saturday, March 2; and Collagraphs, Saturday, March 16. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling or visiting the WheatonArts Family Days webpage. Walk-ins welcome if seats are available.
WheatonArts will present the Mid-Winter Antiques Show on January 26 and 27. This show attracts over 40 quality dealers and hundreds of visitors from the Mid-Atlantic region. Located in the Event Center, attendees will be able to explore a wide selection of antique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, toys, pottery, primitives, and vintage accessories. Hours: Saturday, January 26 – Members Preview at 9:30 a.m. General Public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, January 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person.
Dedicated to the mission of engaging artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity, WheatonArts is proud to partner with the New Jersey Theater Alliance’s Stages Festival and Surflight Theatre to offer a free afternoon of performing arts. For 2019, the Surflight Theatre will present a free production of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the WheatonArts Event Center. The Stages Festival is the state’s largest annual theatre festival, offering discounted and free theatre performances, workshops, and events for all ages. More information about The Stages Festival can be found at www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org.
For more information about WheatonArts’ programs, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit wheatonarts.org. WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April through December. Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Winter hours at WheatonArts run January through March, with only the Museum Stores open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events, and programs to all persons with disabilities. Please 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.
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.