Built around the Maurice River, with historic buildings and our heritage as a glass center, the Glasstown Center Arts District is designed as an inviting place for visitors to stroll, relax, shop for art and fine crafts, and enjoy themselves. It preserves Millville's heritage as a center for the glass industry and home to many skilled craftsmen that produced today's collectibles.
The Renaissance Center for the Arts has been providing Millville residents and visitors free access to arts & culture for over 20 years. Our other programs include low cost and free art education for youth and adults, and opportunities for artists to exhibit art and teach. Join us every 3rd Friday for art receptions with live music, refreshments and to meet the artists. We also provide our facility space for use by many local organizations and for other community events.
Find out about upcoming events and activities on our website: www.rrcarts.com.
WHEATON ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
Also located in our town is Wheaton Arts, which attracts 80,000 visitors annually. Here you can watch world class glass art created in the Glass Studio. Tour the Museum of American Glass with its notable collection. Walk through the Craft Studios and see skilled artists at work. Browse through the finest selection of handcrafted gift items in our wonderful museum stores. A variety of special events, exhibitions and educational programs are offered throughout the year.
The Millville Army Air Field Museum, which is currently doubling its size is the site of "America's First Defense Airport" during World War II. Museum programs and tours focus on education about Millville’s vital role in aviation history and the history of the P-47 Thunderbolt.
The P-47 Thunderbolt; “The Jug”, was rated by many historians as the most effective fighter-bomber of World War II.
The Maurice River offers plenty of recreational activities for family fun! From kayaking, fishing, boating, hiking, bird watching...there is something for everyone. If you're more of a land lover, check out the Maurice River Bike Trail where you will forget you're in downtown Millville as it winds you through preserved tidal habitats with scenic overlooks of the River.