Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center


Arts comes in different medium such as canvas for painting, wood for carving, walls for mural and stones for sculpture. In Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, it celebrates the beauty of glass art in many forms from a paper weight to a large hand-blown bottle.

Wheaton Arts offers more than a collection, exhibitions and special events. Guests can also learn from its educational programs where they can attend several workshops to bring out their creative side in glassmaking.

The arts and crafts village is situated on the 60-acre land area in Glasstown Road, Millville, New Jersey featuring more than 6,500 historic and modern collections that are found in most of the 20 buildings in the location. These objects are showcased in the sunlit galleries offering a stunning panorama of collections. Among the rooms are Early Glass Room, Bottle Room, Nineteenth Century Art Glass Room, Rural Victorian Kitchen, The New Jersey Section, Paperweight Room, Pressed Glass, Cut Glass Room, The Victorian Dining Room, Art Nouveau Glass Section, 1920s -1980s Section and The Studio Glass Gallery and CGCA.

The Glass Studio is a functional studio modeled originally after the T. C. Wheaton Glass Factory in 1888. This glassblowing facility is Wheaton Arts’ heartbeat, and the Resident and International Artists’s home as well as for the interns, studio assistants and students who would want to further their knowledge in glass art.

Down Jersey Folklife Center, the first Folklife center in the region of New Jersey, focuses on the documents as well as researches of expressive traditions which reflects the culture in the southern eight counties of the state.

Talk to experts at the Artist Studios while the artists are working. Guests can ask questions, let them narrate the process of glassmaking, or just watch their live demonstrations. But the most exciting part of the tour is the “Make Your Own” one-on-one workshop where guests can learn hands-on about glassblowing. Guests can also bring their artwork whether a glass bead jewelry or vase.

Visit the museum stores that offer different products to enjoy. The General Store offers sweet treats and the Brownstone Emporium Boutique sells local designers clothing and jewelry items as well as items by artists around the world through its Fair Trade Federation. Also, occupying the Brownstone Emporium, the Christmas Shop offers a handcrafted ornaments and glittering icicles and American Studio Glass ornaments. Christmas favorites like Santa and snowmen are also offered in this shop. Purchase traditional and contemporary weights at the Arthur Gorham Paperweight as well as contemporary marbles and paperweight stands and light boxes. Before giving the items you purchased, be sure to avail the free gift packaging the store offers.