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Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (formerly Wheaton Village) is a 501(c)(3)non-profit arts education organization, with a focus on the medium of glass. Located in Millville, New Jersey, the center's mission is to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity.
Located on 65 acres (260,000 m2) wooded in southern New Jersey, WheatonArts is home to the Museum of American Glass, the Creative Glass Center of America International Fellowship Program, the largest folklife program in the Garden State, a hot glass studio, several traditional craft studios, five museum stores, a 13,000 sq ft (1,200 m2). event center and a pond-side picnic grove. In addition to daily glass blowing and craft demonstrations, WheatonArts features special exhibitions, programs, workshops, performances and several weekend festivals throughout the year. WheatonArts hosts the Festival of Fine Craft yearly on the first full weekend in October. The organization was founded by Wheaton Glass, which was previously a major glass producer in Millville.
Museum of American Glass
The Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts houses over 7,000 pieces of glass, including a collection of glass produced by Wheaton Industries and other New Jersey glass-making companies. Exhibits include paperweights, pressed glass, cut glass, early glass, bottles, 19th-century art glass, Art Nouveau glass, modern and contemporary studio glass.
The center houses several working studios for the creation of contemporary art in different media, including glass, ceramics, wood carving and flameworking. Daily demonstrations are given in each studio.
Down Jersey Folklife Center
The Down Jersey Folklife Center is a regional folklife center focusing on the cultural and artistic traditions of the communities and ethnic groups of southern New Jersey. The center offers changing exhibitions and displays, concerts, dance performances, workshops, and classes. It is open during special events and for educational programs only.
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