WheatonArts and Cultural Center's Wide Open Weekend, August 14 to 16, will have something for everyone in the family, including renowned artists Gregg Perry and Tania Angelova, who will demonstrate the art of marquetry and wood carving respectively, and an exhibition of antique fire trucks from five Mid-Alantic states. And admission is free!
On August 15 from 2 to 5 pm in the Education and FolkLife Building, you can learn about "Marquetry: The Art of Painting on Wood" with Gregg Perry or "Decorative Woodcarving" with Tania Angelova.
On the same day, from 11 am to 3 pm, youngsters age five and above can learn how to build a fire truck with Lego Bricks as part of Hands-On Family Activity.
On August 16, WheatonArts will host the 35th Annual Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster and Fire Fighter's Family Day from 10 am to 4 pm with more than 80 antique fire trucks from the Mid-Atlantic States on display.
Located on Wheaton Avenue in Millville, NJ, the WheatonArts and Cultural Center is one of the last centers where you can see glass blown and shaped — and later buy these beautiful objects at the Center's shops. Formerly among America's foremost producers of glass bottles and glass art objects since the 1700s, the industry has virtually disappeared from Southern New Jersey in recent years. See The End of An Era As Glass Plants Close in Salem and Cumberland Counties.
For more information on WheatonArts and Cultural Center, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit wheatonarts.org.