Glasstown Arts District

The Glasstown Arts District in Millville, NJ is a vibrant arts district with nine operational studios. The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts offers visitors the opportunity to view two exhibiting galleries, several working studios, and art classrooms. The center also includes a fully functional art library. Exhibitions in the gallery spaces change monthly with artist receptions held on the third Friday of each month. Other highlights include Clay College, a gallery and ceramics studio that is open to the public. The “Village on High” is home to 10 unique buildings that house galleries, artisan workshops, and boutiques.

The Glasstown Arts District is also home to an vibrant entertainment scene. Each week, the newly renovated Levoy Theater hosts performances from Thursday to Sunday. The theater has hosted groups such as the Off Broad Street Players, orchestras, vocalists, and celebrity comedians. Bogart’s Books and Coffee also offers live music performances each weekend.

The district also celebrates Third Friday in the Arts District. Every Third Friday of every month, with art exhibitions, live music, theatre, dining, and shopping. The live music Live music is abundant in many businesses, and also on the sidewalks and public spaces (weather permitting). Check out their complete schedule of events here

There are several galleries and studios that operate in Millville’s downtown, such as the La Bottega of Art and others. The retail sector of the Glasstown Arts District includes a cluster of eleven cottages carrying a range of handmade and collectible items. Visitors will find goods such a fine yards, homemade chocolates, and a selection of used and new books. After a morning or afternoon of shopping, visitors can make way to the High Street dining district. Check out their complete list of galleries and studios here

There are two fine dining restaurants on High Street in the Arts District. Winfield’s has been serving dinner six days a week for a decade. Gourmet continental cuisine has become a staple to many regular diners and visitors. Winfield’s has a full-service bar with spirits and fine wines. Andrea Trattoria offers house made Italian specialties to delight you. Bring your own wine or other favorite spirit to enjoy with your meal Tuesday through Sunday. Andrea is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday.

The district has two pubs, Old Oar House Irish Pub and BoJo’s Ale House, and both have live music on weekends. Another unique dining experience can be enjoyed at Wildflower Earthly Vegan Fare for lunch and dinner. The are also pizzerias, Chinese take-out, Puerto Rican specialties, wings, subs and sandwiches. Legendary Jim’s Lunch has been serving Millville for three generations from Columbus Day to Memorial Day. Check out their complete list of dining establishments here

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You’ll want to enjoy the wild and scenic Maurice River as you walk along the 700 foot river walk or enjoy a picnic in the Captain Buck Riverfront Park. The district is also home to Maurice River Cruises which operates from May through October. The unique cruises on the Wild and Scenic Maurice River guarantee bald eagle sightings, but you will also often see osprey, otters, and historic sites. The boat seats 18 passengers on a comfortable and canopied riverboat, which is ADA accessible. Sails last 2 hours and they go out every Friday & Saturday at 1 and 4 pm. They also offer Wednesday evening Sunset Sails at 6 pm. 856-327-1530.

You can learn more about the Maurice River and it’s significance here:

ADDRESS: 22 N. High Street, Millville, NJ 08332
PHONE: 856-293-0556 or 800-887-4957

Visit on any third friday and you will also be treated to special events, exhibitions, entertainment and live music too.

WheatonArts is located in Millville, Cumberland County, in southern New Jersey. They are approximately 45 miles southeast of Philadelphia, PA, and 40 miles west of Atlantic City. WheatonArts is easily accessible from the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Routes 47, 49 and 55.