FESTIVAL—September 16-18, 2022

Mark your calendars for FESTIVAL 2022: September 16, 17, and 18!

ARTISTS: Apply to be part of FESTIVAL 2022!

Indoor Patron Exhibit Application

Outdoor Artist Market Application

The Creative Arts Guild’s 59th Annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts weekend will be September 16-18, 2022 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 will celebrate our 59th anniversary in 2022. The Creative Arts Guild is located in northwest Georgia, approximately 20 miles south of Chattanooga TN and 70 miles north of Atlanta.


FESTIVAL Preview Party + Taste of DaltonOur 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 2022 Indoor Patron Exhibit. It is also the perfect time to meet and mingle with FESTIVAL artists, volunteers, and patrons. Tickets are $55 and will go on sale soon!

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 October 21!

Outdoor Artist Market - featuring regional artists with booths full of artistic creations and treasures.

Live Performances by local/regional 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!

See our FESTIVAL 2021 Covid Guidelines Here

Thank you to our FESTIVAL 2021 Sponsors 

Sustaining Partners: Textile Rubber & Chemical Co, Marketing Alliance Group, Ken and Myra White, Dossche Family, Barrett Properties, Norris and Billie Little, Cindy Michaels, Bob and Dottie Shaw, Robert Webb, Stearns & West, Gregg and Sandra Sims, David and Cindy McCreery, Alpha & Omega Insurance, Bill and Linda Blackman, Christopher and Amanda Brown, Durkan Family, Marvin and Joanne Lewis, Robert and Jackie McEntire, North Georgia Urology Group, Jerry Henderson, John and Cynthia Wilson, David and Pauli Aft

Michelangelo Level Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Textile Rubber & Chemical Co, Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries, Marketing Alliance Group, Georgia Council for the Arts

Van Gogh Level Sponsors: Wayne and Judy Alderman, Bandy Foundation, Carpet Express, Engineered Floors, LLC, Jonas Family Properties, Oliver Morris

Renoir Level Sponsors: clark, davies, easley, & pool Insurance Agency, Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty, Dalton Utilities-Optilink, Dave and Pauli's Art Emporium, Anne Hammack, Julia Lansing, Frank Patterson, Reginald R. Sherrill, M.D., George and Rhenda Spence, Starr Mathews Insurance, Robert Webb, Whitco Produce Co.

Picasso Level Sponsors: A Friend, Alliant Health Plans, Inc, Tim and Cheryl Baucom, Trisha and Jim Bethel, Carstar, Rob Cowan, First Bank of Dalton, Jolly Textile, Lowell and Lou Kirkman, Maryville Jewelers, The Minor Firm, Mr. Real Estate, Tate and Katie O'Gwin, Peds Care, P.C., David and Pamela Pennington, The Pine Needle, Professional Pharmacy, Raymond James - Joel Theis, David and Mary Julian Renz, Dr. and Mrs. John Richmond, Steve and Cathy Snyder, Value Carpets, A Friend, Jane Harrell