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.


20th Annual Festival of Fine Craft

The 20th Annual Festival of Fine Craft takes place at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center on October 6 and 7, 2018, rain or shine. This event features the work of 150 juried, contemporary and traditional artists. Throughout the WheatonArts campus, artists working in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed medium, wearable art, wood, and more will display and sell their work. Attendees can interact with demonstrating artists working in a variety of mediums, listen to live music, relax in the Beer & Wine Garden, and enjoy refreshments from gourmet food trucks. The crowd-favorite “WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Patch” will be displayed in the center of WheatonArts’ campus. Hands-on family art activities will be available both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival of Fine Craft is included with General Admission to WheatonArts. Visit http://www.wheatonarts.org/calendar-eventon/festival-of-fine-craft/ for more information and event updates.


Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard

This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an American master, artist Paul Stankard. Stankard’s accomplishments come to life in this remarkable exhibition drawn from the definitive collection of Robert Minkoff, showcasing Stankard’s evolution and major developments from his first attempts at a paperweight to his most complex assemblages. Located in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts, Beauty Beyond Nature is open through December 30, 2018.

 

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


Founders Ensemble

Founders Ensemble presents American Excursions featuring the music of Barber, Ellington, original Founders compositions, and songs on poems by Edgar Allan Poe.


Dolce Suono Trio

Dolce Suono Trio with Mimi Stillman, Nathan Vickery, and Charles Abramovic performs works by Mozart, Dvorak, Danielpour, and Higdon.