Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center | NJ Southern Shore

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WheatonArts & Cultural Center

WheatonArts is a not-for-profit arts organization, and a leading resource of American craft with an emphasis on the medium of glass, a stronghold in New Jersey's cultural history. Programs include museum and gallery exhibits; interpretive demonstrations in various craft mediums; an artist fellowship program; outreach and on-site school programs; and collector's seminars. All serve to educate a multi-level audience on the role of the crafts in both traditional and contemporary life.

Today, WheatonArts consists of over 60 acres with 20 buildings. The Museum of American Glass houses over 6,500 objects, both historic and contemporary. The fully operational glass factory presents daily, interpretive demonstrations for the public with artists showing traditional and contemporary glassblowing techniques. In the Craft Studios artists demonstrate the traditional southern New Jersey crafts of pottery, wood and flameworking. The 1863 C. P. Huntington Train, 1876 Centre Grove Schoolhouse, Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop, Christmas Shop, and the Education and Event Center now complete the attractions. The 100-room Country Inn by Carlson®, PaperWaiter Restaurant and Pub, and Heritage House Banquet Facility are located adjacent to WheatonArts.

Programs are presented in the following facilities at WheatonArts:
The Museum of American Glass houses one of the world's largest collections of American glass. Over 6,500 pieces are on display in the 20,000 square foot exhibit area.
Glass Studio in the T. C. Wheaton Glass Factory is a fully functioning glass studio architecturally modeled after the original 1888 factory. Studio artists using both traditional and contemporary techniques work side by side in this studio, recognized throughout the country as a valuable resource to the glass art community.

Craft Studios: Ceramics, Flameworked Glass and Woodcarving are demonstrated and interpreted to visitors by skilled artists.

Down Jersey Folklife Center researches and documents regional expressive traditions in New Jersey's southern eight counties. The Center will present ongoing programs based on this research for a wide variety of audiences.

Gallery of Fine Craft is dedicated to excellence in the development of studio glass art and regional craft through the representation of established and emerging artists.

Address: 1501 Glasstown Rd. Millville NJ 08332
Phone: 856-825-2410, 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552 
Contact: Janet Peterson (mail@wheatonarts.org