WheatonArts Presents Annual Holiday Studio Sale and Big Glass Blast

MILLVILLE – WheatonArts and Cultural Center begins the Annual Holiday Studio Sale on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. in the Event Center, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 3. The highly anticipated sale features discounts of 30% to 70% off original prices on a wide variety of brand new WheatonArts glass prototypes, seconds and overstocks, along with individual works made by the WheatonArts’ glass studio artists. In addition to the glass selection, pottery by artist Terry Plasket and the WheatonArts’ ceramic studio artists will be available for purchase. Studio glass by Vermont-based artists Melanie and David Leppla will be on sale as well. WheatonArts members are invited to a special members-only preview at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24.

WheatonArts is waiving admission through its initiative “Wheaton Wide Open” for the first weekend of the Holiday Studio Sale, Friday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 26. Visitors are invited to the WheatonArts Glass Studio to watch the annual “Big Glass Blast” event happening on Friday, Nov. 24. At this popular event, several students and community members team up with the WheatonArts’ glass studio artists to design and create large-scale holiday-themed glass objects between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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. The event and work produced during it exemplify the amazing feats of teamwork, skill and the best of the WheatonArts holiday spirit. Additionally, the Museum of American Glass, Artist Studios and Museum Shops will be open free of charge during the first full weekend of the Holiday Studio Sale.

“Our members and visitors look forward to this sale every year because it’s easy to find unique items and artworks for everyone on their shopping list,” said Chief Operating Officer Cathy Nolan. “The magic happening in the Glass Studio quickly becomes a holiday tradition for many families.”

For more information about WheatonArts, call 1 (800) 998-4552 or (856) 825-6800, or visit online at wheatonarts.org. WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April through December. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. Please provide two weeks’ notice of additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) (800) 852-7899 or by dialing 711.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State, and is supported in part by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.