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WheatonArts, a 60-acre cultural center for glass making and other craft, is decked for the holidays with glass snowmen, glass pumpkins, and the most comprehensive collection of American glass in the world.
Just 45 minutes southeast of Philadelphia in Millville, NJ, WheatonArts offers hands-on programs for kids every weekend from 1 to 3 p.m. The “village in the pines” includes artist studios and live glass-making demonstrations, a Folk Life Center, stores, and the renowned Museum of American Glass. The museum features over 7,000 objects on display, dating back to the 1700’s and 1800’s when southern New Jersey was home to hundreds of glass factories.
Each fall, more than 100 juried artists present their work at the Festival of Fine Craft, including woodworker Bob Broschart, weaver (and middle school teacher) Pauletta Berger, and retired engineer-turned-musical instrument-maker David Field.
On June 7, 8 and 9, 2013, WheatonArts presents “Glass Weekend,” a biennial event showcasing the leading glass galleries from across the U.S., and attracting hundreds of glass collectors, enthusiasts and artists.
Regular admission to WheatonArts is $10 adults; $7 youth; free for children under 5. Through Dec 30, Sunday admission is free for children 17 and under. On Thursdays through Christmas, Museum Stores are open late – ’til 7 p.m.
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