• Overview

    The Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts has a mission to research, document, and present traditional cultures in New Jersey's southern eight counties. We explore and relate the activities and international perspectives of those people whose creativity has informed the cultural wealth of our region; and of those who inform it now. We support communication through the languages of the traditional arts (narrative, music, dance, craft, and ritual expressions), and invite wide varieties of artists and audiences to participate in an ongoing exploration of the creative process.


    In conjunction with a mayor NJSCA initiative to create a state-wide Folklife Infrastructure, DJFC was initiated in 1995. Public programs include exhibitions, demonstrations by artists/tradition bearers, performances, festivals, classes, training for educators and interns, lectures and seminars. The arts and communities featured at the Folklife Center reflect the cultural diversity of South Jersey.

  • Amenities

    Activities
    • Guided Tours
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • Wagon Wheel Restaurant
        22.5 MI
        856-769-2427
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      • Blueplate Restaurant
        24.6 MI
        856-478-2112
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    •  Lodging

      • Quality Inn & Suites
        0.9 MI
        856-327-3300
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      • Fairfield Inn & Suites Millville
        1.8 MI
        856-776-2400
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      • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
        1.8 MI
        856-293-8888
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      • Quality Inn
        5.3 MI
        856-692-8070
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      • Days Inn Vineland
        5.3 MI
        856-696-5000
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      • Relax Inn
        5.4 MI
        856-696-3030
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      • Wingate by Wyndham Vineland
        5.8 MI
        856-690-9900
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      • Hampton Inn & Suites Vineland
        5.9 MI
        856-405-0600
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    •  Activities

      • Museum of American Glass
        0.0 MI
        856-825-6800
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      • WheatonArts
        0.1 MI
        856-825-6800
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      • Glasstown Arts District
        1.2 MI
        856-293-0556
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      • The Levoy Theatre
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
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      • Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
        1.4 MI
        856-327-4500
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      • Maurice River Cruises
        1.5 MI
        856-327-1530
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      • Cumberland Mall
        1.7 MI
        856-825-9507
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      • Fowser Road Boat Ramp
        2.1 MI
        856-825-7000
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    •  Events

      • Festival of Fine Craft
        Oct. 5-6, 2024
        0.0 MI
        856-825-6800
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      • Hollywood Nights – The Bob Seger Experience
        Apr. 20, 2024
        1.3 MI
        8563276400
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      • Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Experience
        Apr. 26, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
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      • The Breakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty
        Apr. 27, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
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      • Beginnings - A Celebration of the Music of Chicago
        May. 3, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
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      • Tusk - The World's #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
        Jun. 1, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
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      • Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical Jr.
        May. 10-12, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
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      • Kashmir Featuring Jean Violet
        May. 17, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
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      •   Activities

        Museum of American Glass
        0.0 MI
        856-825-6800
        View >
      •   Events

        Festival of Fine Craft
        Oct. 5-6, 2024
        0.0 MI
        856-825-6800
        View >
      •   Activities

        WheatonArts
        0.1 MI
        856-825-6800
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      •   Lodging

        Quality Inn & Suites
        0.9 MI
        856-327-3300
        View >
      •   Activities

        Glasstown Arts District
        1.2 MI
        856-293-0556
        View >
      •   Events

        Kashmir Featuring Jean Violet
        May. 17, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
        View >
      •   Events

        Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical Jr.
        May. 10-12, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
        View >
      •   Events

        Tusk - The World's #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
        Jun. 1, 2024
        1.3 MI
        856-327-6400
        View >
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