Visual Arts

A Day In Dalton

The year 2020 will always be a remarkable year in our world story. We have been witnesses to massive changes at home, and across the world.
From this juncture, we have no idea what the future holds, and how the world will evolve. The world may look back and wonder what life was like for us. Future generations will ask us questions about our past, just as we asked our grandparents about the events of their lifetime. We’ll have many stories to share, and we’ll do our best to explain what life was like during the early months of 2020.

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Creative Arts Guild will be launching a historical photography project called “A Day In Dalton.” Spanning the 24-hour time-frame, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm on that day. We want to see (and show) what life looks like through the eyes of you, the Daltonian.
We want everyone involved! We want to see the stories of Dalton that don’t just fall within the lens of our professional photographers and artists. We want to see all walks of life, as well as all stages of life. From the littlest photographer, to the oldest shutterbug, bring your images, and tell us what Dalton - and this season of life - means to you.

Share your images throughout the day on Social Media by using the #dayindalton and tagging the Creative Arts Guild. We will be resharing photos on our Instagram and Facebook stories for all to see!

On Friday, May 7, 2021 the Creative Arts Guild will be hosting the exhibit for "A Day In Dalton" featuring work you created exactly one year prior. Along with guest curator and local artist, Ruth Park, we will mount an exhibit highlighting our local community and the unique experiences each Daltonian has.
The deadline for submitting work to be considered in this exhibit is Monday, May 18, 2020. Works must be submitted using the application online at Selected works will be notified by July 1, 2020.

In collaboration with H2B Creative, we will be curating and creating a special, limited-edition book featuring photographs taken on May 7, 2020. All works submitted for the exhibit will automatically be considered for the publication.

* Would you like to participate but have no device or camera? We will work hard to involve anyone and everyone willing to participate. Please reach out to CAG Gallery Director, Savannah Thomas, for assistance at

* I shoot film and can't have my work turned around in the submission window. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! Please reach out to CAG Gallery Director, Savannah Thomas, at and let her know of your intention to submit work and your expected submission time-frame.

*If you have any additional questions, please reach out to CAG Gallery Director, Savannah Thomas, at