First Friday Gallery Opening and Artist Reception June 5th


The Creative Arts Guild announces its June 2015 First Friday Exhibit Opening and Artist Reception coming June 5, 2015.  The reception and exhibits will be at the Guild’s facility at 520 West Waugh Street, in Dalton from 5:30pm until 7:00pm; the event is free and open to the public.  It is a wonderful opportunity to see new and unique works of art, talk with the artists themselves, and enjoy light refreshments in an informal atmosphere.


Sin Twisters Art Lisa Q Caldwell and Laurie C Steele RZThe exhibit to be displayed in the Main Gallery is titled “Sin Twisters” (a twist on twin sisters), a two-artist exhibit of Lisa Q. Caldwell’s mixed media paintings and Laurie C. Steele’s hand built ceramics. This show marks the second time the two artists have exhibited together. "Sin Twisters" started their journey at Berry College, Rome GA in 2012. The theme for the CAG show incorporates the elements of earth, air, fire and water with a unique perspective on nature that moves seamlessly from Lisa’s paintings to Laurie's clay vessels. Sin Twisters Art is described as twisting traditional media of canvas and clay into unusual form and imagery blurring the line between reality and dreams. Paints and glazes, bugs and shed snake skin flow with other assorted curiosities to intrigue the onlooker.

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Popular local artist, Del Martin, returns with a new show in Gallery 111. A lifelong artist, Del Martin lives in Atlanta but was born and raised in Dalton. As a girl, her work was displayed at the annual Creative Arts Guild Firehouse Festival, where her barn-wood paintings and custom-decorated river rocks were popular for many years. Her paintings and original works have been featured in galleries in Atlanta, Athens, Ga., and Michigan. Her “Santa Gourds,” paintings and other original works reside in a number of private collections as well.

Del Martin croppedDel's work is always fresh and always illustrative of her wonderful imagination and skillful techniques.  This year's show will be no exception; do yourself a favor and drop by First Friday to see what she is exhibiting now.  

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In the Jonas Performance Hall, the winners and all entries in the annual Dalton Flower Show (June 4 and 5) will be on display.  Awards are for entries in two main Divisions with various subcategories.  Division I - Design includes Formal Centerpiece, Casual Centerpiece, One-Sided Arrangement, Bed Tray, Miniature, Oriental, Novice, and Designers' Choice.  Division II - Horticulture includes Potted Plants (Blooming), Potted Plants (Non-Blooming), Cut Flowers, Herbs, Trees, Vines, Shrubs, and Ground Covers.  

For more information about the Dalton Flower Show call: Brelinda Bolles (706) 226-2154 or Debbie Douglas, (706) 278-0168.

For information about the Sin Twisters Exhibit and Del Martin's show, please contact Leanne Lawson at (706)217-6677, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Visual Arts Director and Gallery Manager, Bradley Wilson at (706) 279-3129, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Guild Gymnastics EXPO 2015


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The Creative Arts Guild’s Gymnastics Program presented its annual Spring EXPO to display the skills and progress of the program’s many talented students. Three scheduled sessions featured approx. 165 kids ranging from 2 to 16 years old.

The routines were true performance numbers; the participants wore colorful leotards and were accompanied by music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s as they worked their sets. The EXPO was held at the Guild Dance, Gymnastics and Cheer Center, 2518 Cleveland Hwy, in Dalton.

The Flyers, Levels 2 and 3 (tumbling and cheer students ages 5 and up), presented their exhibition on Friday evening, May 15th, 6:00pm – 7:15pm. The Preschoolers, 2 & 3 year olds, performed on Saturday morning from 9:00am – 10:00am; and the Flyers 1, also ages 5 and up, showcased their skills from 11:30am – 1:30pm the same day. SPECIAL FEATURE: The Guild Gymnastics Competitive Team made appearances also!

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Spring Dance Concert & Recital!

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Parkour is Coming Back!

Guild Gymnastics & Cheer is excited to announce another Parkour Workshop with Ethan Young on Saturday, May 9th

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Ethan is a certified A.D.A.P.T. Qualified Parkour Instructor and will be teaching a 2 hour workshop in May. He will be using the Gymnastics area of our 24,000 sq. ft. location in Dalton.

For more information, call 706-529-3442 or register at our Parent Portal at

What is Parkour?

Parkour GroupParkour is an explosive art of movement, a discipline that enables the practitioner to travel freely through and over any terrain they may encounter, and the world's fastest growing 'free sport'. Parkour focuses on developing the fundamental attributes required for movement, including balance, strength, dynamism, endurance, precision, spatial awareness and creative vision. Beyond this simple explanation, however, parkour is a discipline of self-improvement on all levels, an art that reveals to the practitioner his or her own physical and mental limits and simultaneously offers a method to surpass them.

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