130 Artists at the Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts in Millville

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MILLVILLE – The Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts will be held on Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th this year.
There will be over 130 artists from around the country for two days of exhibiting and selling their works, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, handwoven fashions and accessories, home décor pieces, paintings, photography, as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, and mixed media.
“This is strictly a juried show and categories are limited in each craft," said Doris Abeling, Event Coordinator. "This makes the quality and integrity of the festival consistently high.”
Visitors will be able to interact with artists through demonstrations and booth chats. Among the artist demonstrations:

  • Pauletta Berger, Handwovens By Pauletta (weaving), Vineland, NJ

  • Robert Broschart (woodturning), Petersburg, NJ

  • Maryann Cannon, Copperplate Studio (Intaglio Etching), Millville, NJ

  • Allan Feinberg, Art In Coin (coin jewelry), Highland Park, NJ

  • Doug Starry, Starry's Woodshop (chair caning), Gettysburg, PA

  • Alex Alessi and Carmel Verrastro, Alessi & Verrastro Painted Silk (painting on silk),
    Leeds Point, NJ

  • Jim Sharpless (mold making), Millville, NJ

  • Amy Blevins, Bead and Glass Boutique (Bead Weaving), Pitman, NJ

  • Dr. Sam Moyer, Ph.D, “Jersey Jerry Broomsquire,” Mt. Laurel, NJ

  • WheatonArts Volunteer Glassblowers

  • The Third Star Fibre Artists Guild from Salem, NJ

  • Flying Fish Brewery Company in Somerdale, NJ and Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery in Pilesgrove, NJ, will host the Beer and Wine Garden.


In addition, visitors can sample and purchase a wide choice of award-winning premium wines from Balic Winery in Mays Landing. East End Foodies from Suffern, NY, will offer gourmet balsamic vinegars and specialty flavored olive oils.
Rain or shine, the festival will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Price of admission will be $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for senior adults, and $7.00 for students. Children five and under are free. Tickets are good for both days with a tomorrow pass that is available upon request. In an addition, parking is free.
“This festival began as a small local show, but now that it’s well established, it’s become one of the most popular destination events in the region,” said Janet Peterson, WheatonArts Marketing and Public Relations Director.
To learn more about the event, visit this website, http://www.wheatonarts.org/calendar-eventon/events/festival-of-fine-craft/.
For more information about WheatonArts, visit wheatonarts.org or call 800.998.4552 or 856.825.6800.

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