Events

FESTIVAL - September 20-22

Be a part of our 61st annual FESTIVAL of Fine Arts & Crafts!

FRIDAY, 7-9PM: Preview Party + Taste of Dalton | $55

SATURDAY: FESTIVAL Open 10am-5pm | FREE ADMISSION

SUNDAY: FESTIVAL Open 11am-5pm | FREE ADMISSION


Artists, Makers, and Food Vendors: Apply to be a part of FESTIVAL 2024 through our Eventeny page! Click the link below, read through the information, and then you'll find links to apply for the Indoor Exhibit, Outdoor Market, and Food Vendor spots. *Be sure to read the 'Terms & Conditions' section for all details*

APPLY HERE


The Creative Arts Guild’s 61st Annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts weekend will be September 20-22, 2024 on the Guild’s campus at 520 West Waugh Street, Dalton, GA 30720. 

The Creative Arts Guild is Georgia’s oldest multidisciplinary community arts center. We celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2023! The Creative Arts Guild is located in northwest Georgia, approximately 20 miles south of Chattanooga TN and 70 miles north of Atlanta.

FESTIVAL 2024 INCLUDES:

FESTIVAL Preview Party + Taste of DaltonOur Preview Party + Taste of Dalton will feature favorite area restaurants throughout our campus offering delicious samples for you and your friends to enjoy as you receive first viewing (and purchasing!) options during our exciting FESTIVAL weekend. Your ticket will also include beverages of your choice at one of our many bars serving wine, craft beer, tea, soda, and water. This event celebrates the opening of FESTIVAL weekend and is the best opportunity to view and purchase artworks from the FESTIVAL 2024 Indoor Patron Exhibit and to get early bird access to shop from our Artist Market vendors. It is also the perfect time to meet and mingle with FESTIVAL artists, volunteers, and patrons. Guests will get to vote for their favorite piece from the Indoor Patron Exhibit to be considered for the People's Choice award. Tickets are $55.

Indoor Patron Exhibit - a juried exhibit that spans the entirety of the Creative Art Guild's galleries (Gallery FIVE20, Gallery ONE11) and is open to artists over the age of 18 working in all mediums. This work will remain up through the end of October.

Outdoor Artist Market - featuring regional artists with booths full of artistic creations and treasures housed in our covered Spigel Pavilion.

Live Performances by local/regional musicians, artists, and Guild students.

Multi-Cultural Children's Hill - Kids of all ages can travel the world without leaving the Guild's grounds! Visit different booths representing different countries and learn about their history and culture through activities and crafts. Then, visit the Children's Art Market where kids get the chance to purchase a piece of artwork that speaks to them - no grownups allowed! (Don't worry, grownups...the artwork is appropriately priced for kids.)

Self-guided tours of the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden, including new additions in celebration of the Garden's 10th anniversary.

FESTIVAL is free, and all Creative Arts Guild events are open to everyone. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the power of the arts in our community!


Thank you to our FESTIVAL 2023 Sponsors 

Sustaining Partners: Engineered Floors, LLC, Textile Rubber & Chemical Co, Marketing Alliance Group, Ken and Myra White, Dossche Family Foundation, Barrett Properties, Billie Little, Cindy Michaels, Bob and Dottie Shaw, Robert Webb, STEARNS & WEST, Georgia United Credit Union, Gregg and Sandra Sims, David and Cindy McCreery, Bill and Linda Blackman, Marvin and Joanne Lewis, Robert McEntire, North Georgia Urology Group, Jerry Henderson, John and Cynthia Wilson, David and Pauli Aft

Legacy '63 Partners: Anna &  Zack Adamson, Anonymous, Amanda & Chris Brown, Beautiful Smiles by Design, Cindy & Chip Howalt, Beau & Joe Howalt, IndyRisk Insurance Advisors, The Kinard Family, Jean S. Lowrey, Dr. Frank Patterson, Susan & Dewey Reams, Annalee Harlan and Michael Sams, Sydney & Hutton Sellers, Cathy & Steve Snyder, Ken & Myra White

Legacy Friends of the Guild: Bucky & Ashley Broaderick, Peter Pociask & Pallavi Manay 

Michelangelo Level Sponsors:  Engineered Floors, Helton Tire, LLC, Marketing Alliance Group, Material Handling, Inc, Shaw Industries, Textile Rubber & Chemical Co, 

Rembrandt Level Sponsors: Jack & Aggie Bandy Foundation, Barrett Properties 

Van Gogh Level Sponsors: Judy & Wayne Alderman, Alliant Health Plans, Carpet Express, Inc., Georgia United Credit Union, Jonas Family Properties, Kabat Chapman Ozmer, LLP., Oliver & Rufus, O.N. Jonas Foundation, Frank Patterson, DDS, Bob & Dottie Shaw, Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Center 

Renoir Level Sponsors: Marg Bandy, Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty, Dalton CARSTAR South LLC, Dalton Utilities/Optilink, Dave and Pauli's Art Emporium, Julia Lansing, Maryville Jewelers, Mr. Real Estate, Myers Carpet, North Georgia Toyota, Reginald R. Sherrill, MD, Soni & Snipes Orthodontics, Rhenda & George Spence, Starr Mathews, Robert Webb

Picasso Level Sponsors: Joe & Nanette Yarbrough, A Friend, Animal Hopsital of Whitfield County, Barbara Adamson Interiors, Builtwell Bank, Clark, Davies, Easley & Pool, Rob Cowan, Jolly Textile, David, Joe, & Emma McDaniel, Deb & Brian McDaniel, The Minor Firm, Peds Care, PC, David & Pamela Pennington, Professional Pharmacy, David and Mary Julian Renz, Robert & Rachel Smalley, Steve & Cathy Snyder, Joel Theis - Raymond James, Thompson Road LLC

Rodger Eidson, Lester Strain in Honor of Nancy Strain