New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival

WheatonArts hosts the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival on March 23 at 2 p.m. with a special production of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, presented by Surflight Theatre. FREE and open to the public, this show is appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

In this delightful adaptation of Judith Viorst’s popular book, Alexander's rather trying life is set to music and brings to the stage one of America's most spirited characters. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that everybody has bad days sometimes.

Admission is FREE, part of the WheatonArts “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program. To register for your free seats to the show, click here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4716455

To learn more about The New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the Stages Festival, visit the following links: www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org


Mid-Winter Antique Show

The Mid-Winter Antique Show is January 26 & 27, 2019 in the Event Center at WheatonArts. This show spotlights approximately 40 quality dealers, attracting thousands of visitors from the Mid-Atlantic region. Attendees can explore a wide selection of antique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, toys, pottery, primitives, vintage accessories, and more. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Show hours: Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 27 are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WheatonArts Members enjoy a private Preview at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the Event Center. The award-winning Museum Stores will be open during both days of the show. The Museum of American Glass and Artist Studios will be open during the Antique Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.


Holiday Glass in the Studio

Venture down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio on Saturday, December 8, 15, and 22 to be amazed as our glass artists create holiday-themed glass objects, large and small throughout the day! Visitors can see other holiday glass objects on display, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick, and a 5'7" tall glass menorah.

General Admission: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free.


Holiday Glass in the Studio

Venture down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio on Saturday, December 8, 15, and 22 to be amazed as our glass artists create holiday-themed glass objects, large and small throughout the day! Visitors can see other holiday glass objects on display, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick, and a 5'7" tall glass menorah.

General Admission: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free.


Holiday Glass in the Studio

Venture down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio on Saturday, December 8, 15, and 22 to be amazed as our glass artists create holiday-themed glass objects, large and small throughout the day! Visitors can see other holiday glass objects on display, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick, and a 5'7" tall glass menorah.

General Admission: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free.


Big Glass Blast!

Come down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 23 for our BIG GLASS BLAST tradition! Watch and be amazed as the Big Glass Blast Team designs and creates large-scale holiday-themed glass objects throughout the day! Visitors will have a chance to see past years objects on display as well, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, and the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick. Also the opening day of the annual Holiday Studio Sale, browse discounted works by WheatonArts Glass and Ceramic Artists and associate glass artists David & Melanie Leppla.

Big Glass Blast is held during “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” offering FREE Admission to all visitors! Visit our website to learn more at wheatonarts.org


Holiday Studio Sale

Join us November 23 through December 2 for the annual WheatonArts Holiday Studio Sale! There will be FREE Admission to the Studio Sale held in the Event Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Monday, November 26). Get your pick of WheatonArts studio glass prototypes, seconds and overstocks, glass by Melanie Guernsey Leppla and David Leppla, and a wide selection of pottery by WheatonArts’ artist Terry Plasket and our WheatonArts Ceramic Studio Artists at discounts of 30 to 70 percent off original prices! WheatonArts Members are welcome to an Early Preview Reception of the sale on November 23 at 9:30 a.m.


Wheel of Life: Tibetan Sand Mandala by Losang Samten

Tibetan master artist Losang Samten will visit WheatonArts for a special five-day residency to create the “Wheel of Life” mandala. This image in colored sand is both a visual aid to interpreting the cycle of life and a symbolic comment on the consequences of life choices. The medium of sand reminds the viewer of the impermanence of all things. All visitors are invited to observe the artist at work, to discuss with Losang the creative process, and to learn about the meanings of the mandala elements. A special station will be available for those who want to try the technique.

The Mandala Dismantling Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.


HalloWheaton

Trick-or-Treat and interactive performances for families from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain or Shine). Find out why this event has quickly become a local family tradition! Trick-or-Treat in your Halloween costume at WheatonArts. Children will have a chance to meet and take pictures with traditional costumed characters, such as the Mummy, the Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow and many others. Throughout the grounds, actors will perform an eclectic mix of short skits capturing the Halloween season.

This event is scare-free and family friendly. Admission is FREE! Part of WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!

HalloWheaton is part of “Customer Appreciation Week.” WheatonArts Museum Stores say “Thank You!” to our customers between Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, November 4, 2018.

In case of inclement weather trick or treating and shows will be inside the Event Center.


The Flowers of Legend: A Night of Chinese Huangmei Opera, Qipao Dance & Fashion Show

Held in the WheatonArts Event Center, this dynamic performance features the XiaoFang Huangmei Arts Academy and is designed to present a combination of Chinese singing styles, dances, and instrumental music. The program includes Huangmei Opera episodes and singing dialogues, a traditional costume show, an interactive Qipao dance performance, and traditional instrumental music, including a solo on Erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle) of the famous “Tears of the River.” Attendees are invited to participate in the dance and costume show. Visit wheatonarts.org for early discount tickets!