A Taste of Dalton: FESTIVAL Preview Party | September 15th, 2017

Tickets to the Preview Party will be on sale June 1

FESTIVAL Weekend | September 16 - 17, 2017

Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm

Applications and Guidelines

Indoor Patron Exhibit Application  

 Outdoor Artist Market Application

Food Vender Application



A Taste of Dalton: FESTIVAL Preview Party | September 15th, 2017

Our Taste of Dalton: FESTIVAL Preview Party 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 2017 Indoor Patron Exhibit and the Outdoor Fine Arts and Crafts Market. It is also the perfect time to meet and mingle with FESTIVAL artists, volunteers and patrons. A shuttle between the Guild and First Baptist Church will be provided for overflow parking.


FESTIVAL Weekend | September 15th - 17th, 2017

The Creative Arts Guild is Georgia’s oldest multidisciplinary community arts center. We celebrated our 54th anniversary in 2017. The Creative Arts Guild is located in northwest Georgia, approximately 20 miles south of Chattanooga TN and 70 miles north of Atlanta. 

The Creative Arts Guild’s 54th Annual Festival of Arts and Crafts weekend will be held September 15th - 17th, 2017 on the Guild’s campus at 520 West Waugh Street, Dalton, GA 30720. 

FESTIVAL art exhibits include a juried Indoor Patron Exhibit which will be on view in the Guild's 2000 square foot Main Gallery with an opening reception during our Festival Preview Party on Friday, September 15th at 7 pm. The Indoor Patron Exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18 working in all mediums and will remain open until October 25th.

FESTIVAL is free and open to the public Saturday, September 16th, 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 17th, 11am-5pm.

FESTIVAL features the Indoor Artist Exhibits - including a juried Patron Exhibit and an Outdoor Artist Market as well as live music, kids' activities and performances, self-guided tours of the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden and unique food vendors throughout the weekend.

A shuttle will be provided for overflow parking:
between the Guild and First Baptist Church on Saturday and between the Guild and the Library and Senior Center on Sunday. 

FESTIVAL is open to the public and admission is free. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the power of the arts in our community!


Thank you to all of our FESTIVAL 2016 Sponsors! 
Together, we are FESTIVAL!

Mohawk Industries, Mieke DeClerke Hanssens, Robert Webb, Bill and Linda Blackman, Jeanne Burr, Chip and Cindy Howalt, Norris and Billie Little, David and Cindy McCreery,Gregg and Sandra Sims, Helen and Harry Saul Foundation, STEARNS & WEST, Textile Rubber & Chemical Co., Ken and Myra White, Barrett Properties, City of Dalton, Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, Shaw Industries, Wells Fargo, O.N. Jonas Foundation, Engineered Floors, LLC, Wayne and Judy Alderman, Jack Bandy, The Andersen Company, Snipes Orthodontics, KTW Properties, Whitco, Food Lion, United Grocery, Krispy Kreme, IHOP, Bill and Jusy Adams, Dalton Utilities/Optilink, Greenwood Developers, LLC, The Jonas Family, North Georgia Urology Center, Starr-Mathews Agency, Mr. Real Estate, clark, davies, easly & pool, Coldwell Banker Kenard Realty, Dave & Pauli's Art Emporium, David and Mary Julian Renz, Dr. Frank Patterson, First National Community Bank, Marvin and Joanne Lewis, Marketing Alliance Group, Minor, Bell and Neal, Oliver Morris, Steve and Cathy Snyder, Value Carpet, Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing, John D. Richmond, M.D., P.C., Jolly Textile Sales, Peds Care, P.C., Dalton Print Shop, Due Tuggle, Starbucks, Kroger Cleveland highway, Kroger Walnut Avenue, Dr. Reginald Sherrill, BB&T, Oakwood Cafe', Cristine Goldburg, J+J Flooring

 A special thank you to Shaw Industries for supporting our Indoor Exhibit!

And thank you to our area restaurants for participating in Taste of Dalton:

The Farm, Chelsea's on Thornton, Hamilton's, Dalton Golf & Country Club, Town Square Cafe', Las Palmas, Renz Nest, The Filling Station, Boulevard of Beer and Wings

Like us on Facebook!