The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (formerly called The Wheaton Village) is a non-profit arts education institution which focuses on the medium of glass. Located in Millville, New Jersey, the center's mission is to engage audiences and artists in a transforming exploration of art development and creativity.
Located on 65 wooded acre property in southern New Jersey, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is home to the Creative Glass Center of America International Fellowship Program, the Museum of American Glass, the largest folk-life center in the Garden State, a hot-glass studio, several traditional craft studios, five museums, a 13,000 square-foot event center and a pond-side picnic area in a true Pineland Sanctuary.
On top of its daily craft demonstrations and glass blowing, the center features special programs, workshops, performances, exhibitions and several weekend festivals all year round. Wheaton Arts hosts the Festival of Fine Craft yearly on the first full weekend in October.
The Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts is home to more than 7,000 pieces of glass, including a collection produced by the Wheaton Industries and other New Jersey glass-making firms. Exhibits include pressed glass, cut glass, paperweights, bottles, early glass, 19th century art glass, Art Nouveau glass, contemporary and modern studio glass.
The center also houses several working studios for the manufacture of contemporary art in different media, including wood carving, glass, ceramics, and flame-working. The Down Jersey Folk Life Center is a regional center that focuses on the artistic and cultural traditions of the ethnic groups and communities of southern New Jersey.
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