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!


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.


"Fire Muster" and Fire Fighter’s Family Day

WheatonArts and the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade host the 38th Annual Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster and Fire Fighter’s Family Day (aka “Fire Muster”), on August 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 80 antique fire trucks from the Mid-Atlantic States will be on display on the grounds. Highlights include a firefighter competition to show how firefighters use their training and skills to battle fires, a water barrel fight using high-pressure fire hoses, bucket brigade, and pumping displays of fire hoses on numerous fire trucks. Fire Muster falls on a “Wheaton Wide Open” day, offering FREE admission to all visitors!


Exhibition Celebration & Family Activity Day

Join us as we celebrate our new exhibition, "Symbiotic Spheres: The Interlocking Worlds of Glass, Science and Art". The afternoon will be filled with hands-on activities that encourage creative learning, informal gallery talks by exhibiting artists, and a special curator’s tour giving a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibition and artworks were created. Located in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts. Free with admission.


East Lynne Theater Company presents ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

“Hey Big Spender,” and “I’m in the Mood for Love” are just two of many popular songs with lyrics written by the incomparable Dorothy Fields. The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is presenting a world premiere musical revue, "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the title taken from another Field's hit.

The idea for this exciting production celebrating Dorothy Fields came from Charles Gilbert, who arranged the luscious tunes and is accompanying the cast of four. He headed the Musical Theater Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia from its inception in 1990 until 2008 and served from 2008 to 2013 as Director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at UArts. He is a two-time Barrymore Award nominee for his music direction at the Arden Theater.
Another Barrymore Award nominee, Karen Cleighton, is the choreographer. She currently teaches at Chartertech High School for The Performing Arts in Somers Point, NJ.

The director is Gayle Stahlhuth, who has produced over 100 shows since becoming ELTC’s artistic director in 1999.

The exceptional cast-of four includes Joilet F. Harris, Scott Harrison, Annemarie Rosano, and Melissa Zimmerman. Harris had the recurring role of Detective Massey in "The Wire." Harrison has performed in a variety of regional theaters in shows including "Cabaret." Rosano is a founding member of "America's Sweethearts," an ensemble specializing in musical vintage entertainment. Zimmerman’s television appearances include "Royal Pains."

During her almost 50-year career, Dorothy Fields wrote lyrics for more than 400 songs, worked on 15 Broadway musicals, and almost 30 Hollywood films. Her film music with Jerome Kern included them winning the Academy Award for Best Song in 1936 for “The Way You Look Tonight” from Swing Time.

Please note that the location is THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CAPE MAY, 500 HUGHES ST., CAPE MAY, NJ 08204.  New York is listed as the location because there is no listing for anywhere in the state of NJ.


Symbiotic Spheres: The Interlocking Worlds of Glass, Science and Art

This expansive exhibition, curated by Brooklyn artist Benjamin Wright, features over 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by science. The artwork on display will allow visitors to explore the role of creativity endemic to both science and art, while showcasing glass as a medium that provides a challenge to their perceived divide. At every turn, glass materially magnifies, distorts and illuminates our transdisciplinary world of wonder. Located in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts, Symbiotic Spheres is open through December 30, 2018.


State Arts Council Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration!

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will convene its Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 26th in the Assembly Chamber of the New Jersey State House, the agency's birthplace half a century ago. The meeting will include the election of Council officers, voting on the grants for FY17 and the kick-off of the Council's year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary.

Please join us as we welcome special guest, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, Jane Chu. Together we will commemorate the past and celebrate the future of the arts in New Jersey.

An open reception generously hosted by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Bank of America will take place immediately following the meeting in the State House from roughly 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Those not wishing to attend the meeting may call the State Arts Council office at (609) 292-6130 after 1:30 PM on July 26th to learn the results of the meeting. All grant awards will be posted on the Council's website, after 3:00 PM.

The meeting and reception are free and open to the public. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is committed to making all of its programs and services available to all people. For accessibility services please call (609) 984-7023 (NJ Relay711) or email Donald Ehman.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the New Jersey Department of State. It receives funding in direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1966, its volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey through strategic support of the arts. To learn more about the Council please visit www.artscouncil.nj.gov.

PLEASE JOIN US!
Annual Meeting and
Anniversary Celebration

Special Guest - Jane Chu
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
10:00 am -12:00 pm Meeting
Reception Immediately Following

New Jersey State House
Assembly Chambers
125 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees should be prepared to pass through State House security. Please plan accordingly - bring identification and allow for extra time.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will convene its Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 26th in the Assembly Chamber of the New Jersey State House, the agency's birthplace half a century ago. The meeting will include the election of Council officers, voting on the grants for FY17 and the kick-off of the Council's year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary.

Please join us as we welcome special guest, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, Jane Chu. Together we will commemorate the past and celebrate the future of the arts in New Jersey.

An open reception generously hosted by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Bank of America will take place immediately following the meeting in the State House from roughly 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Those not wishing to attend the meeting may call the State Arts Council office at (609) 292-6130 after 1:30 PM on July 26th to learn the results of the meeting. All grant awards will be posted on the Council's website, after 3:00 PM.

The meeting and reception are free and open to the public. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is committed to making all of its programs and services available to all people. For accessibility services please call (609) 984-7023 (NJ Relay711) or email Donald Ehman.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the New Jersey Department of State. It receives funding in direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1966, its volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey through strategic support of the arts. To learn more about the Council please visit www.artscouncil.nj.gov.