First Friday & FESTIVAL 2014 Kick-Off

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August First Friday: FESTIVAL Kick-off!

Fun, free and open to the public!


The Creative Arts Guild’s Volunteer Rally & Kick-Off for FESTIVAL 2014 will take place Friday, August 1st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Guild’s main facility at 520 West Waugh Street in Dalton.  

This Kick-Off event also includes the opening of the Indoor Artists’ Exhibit sponsored by Shaw Industries.  It is a first showing of FESTIVAL’s Indoor Artists’ works; and this year, for the first time, an opportunity to purchase exhibited works ahead of the actual FESTIVAL opening.  


Join us and help us get the ball rolling to make this year’s FESTIVAL fantastic! First Friday FESTIVAL Kick-Off is an informal party to unveil the Indoor Artists’ Exhibit in the Main Gallery and Gallery 111.  A variety of media and materials will be found in this exhibit; painting, photography, sculpture, glass work, jewelry, even up-cycled metalwork! 

The Kick-Off will also be an opportunity for everyone to meet our FESTIVAL Chairs, Melanie Suggs and Elichai Hoening; and our Co-chairs, Daniela and Andreas Bruhwiler. Committee chairs and volunteers will meet, share ideas, develop plans, and pick up official 2014 FESTIVAL T-shirts.  Light refreshments will be served.

Come join the fun & catch the FESTIVAL Fever!


L'Abri String Ensemble Concert - Aug 21st

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Registration For Fall Classes Starts July 7

Wow! Fall Class Sign-up already?

Not to worry.... you still have a lot of summer left; but it's time to start thinking about our very cool Fall classes in Dance, Gymnastics and Cheer!

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Music Department News

The Creative Arts Guild Music Department is growing! We are in need of an additional voice and piano instructor. This may be one or two people.
DeniseHeardCroppedRZbThe Music Department will hold a Rock Star Boot Camp on Monday July 14th through Friday, July 18th from 9am to noon. The camp will include: Jam Sessions, Songwriting, Rock and Role Model (the daily discussion of a person from commercial music), and Listen and Learn (writing charts). The class is open to all ages. Cost is $125 for the week. Taught by Guild Instructor and Nashville Songwriter Denise Locke Heard.
Share the gift of music! The Guild has a piano for sale. Gulbransen Console Piano with bench. Good condition. Price negotiable. Contact Music Director Lisa Elders at 706-259-1822 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.