FESTIVAL—September 18-20, 2020

Become a Presenting Sponsor of FESTIVAL 2020

 Indoor Patron Exhibit Application Outdoor Artist Market Application

Volunteer for Festival   Volunteer for Children's Hill

FESTIVAL 2020 Weekend | September 18-20, 2020

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

FREE and Open to the Public

A Taste of Dalton: FESTIVAL Preview Party | September 18th, 2020

Friday, 7pm-9pm - Ticketed Evening Event

The Creative Arts Guild’s 57th Annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts weekend will be held September 18th - 20th, 2020 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 57th anniversary in 2020. The Creative Arts Guild is located in northwest Georgia, approximately 20 miles south of Chattanooga TN and 70 miles north of Atlanta. 

FESTIVAL 2020 includes:

Indoor Patron Exhibit - a juried exhibit that spans the entirety of the Creative Art Guild's three galleries: Gallery Five20, Gallery One11, and Jonas Hall and is open to artists over the age of 18 working in all mediums. This work will remain up through October 16th!

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

Live Music - performed by regional bands all day with new music every hour on the hour

Kids' activities and performances in our new multicultural Children's Hill area - highlighting various countries - each with arts projects and activities that reflect the countries' culture. Kids will receive a passport before they travel from booth to booth (or country to country) and once they complete the activities at each tent, they will get a stamp in their passport commemorating their visit to that country. Children's Hill also will house a Children's Art Market - just for kids - no parents or adults allowed - allowing kids to select an art piece that speaks to them in some way - planting a seed for a lifetime of arts appreciation as well as a collaborative arts project, a reading and multi-cultural storytime booth supported by Dalton-Whitfield County Library, games, and RTW Sculpture Garden scavenger hunt and a booth supported by Home Depot where kids can create a seedling starter. 

Bike Parade - Bring your bicycle to the Creative Arts Guild at 9:00am on Saturday, decorated in whatever fashion you like (or decorate it on-site). Then join the parade leaving the Guild to ride through Downtown Dalton on a short predetermined and safe parade route. There will be chalk puddles to “splash” through and lots of laughter as the procession winds its way back to the FESTIVAL grounds - making our mark and a visual invitation for all to come to FESTIVAL and join our weekend of festivities. All ages welcome! To find out more information about participating or volunteering, please contact Savannah Thomas at or 706.279.3129.

Self-guided tours of the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden 

Unique food trucks and vendors throughout the weekend. 

Preview Party: Taste of Dalton2019 Indoor Exhibiting Artists2019 Outdoor Artist Booths

A shuttle will be provided for parking at First Baptist Church on Saturday 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 our FESTIVAL 2019 Sponsors 

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

Rembrandt: Mieke de Clerk Hanssens, Tarkett

Van Gogh Level Sponsors:  Jack Bandy, Brown Industries, John and Linda Chung, Engineered Floors, LLC, Jonas Family Properties, O.N. Jonas Foundation, Dr. Frank Patterson, Wells Fargo, Ken and Myra White

Renoir Level Sponsors: Wayne and Judy Alderman, Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty, Dalton Carstar North and South, Dalton Plastic Surgery, Dalton Utilities/Optilink, Anne Hammack, Rufus, Reigel and Oliver Morris, George and Rhenda Spence, Starr Matthews Insurance, Robert Webb & Roman Boychuk
Picasso Level Sponsors: 
Chadwell & Associates, clark, davies, easely & pool, CMI Designs, Inc., Julie and Rob Cowan, First Bank of Dalton, First National Community Bank, Just Christi, Marvin and Joanne Lewis, Mr. Real Estate, The Minor Firm, North Georgia Urology Center, Tate and Katie O'Gwin, Peds Care, P.C., David and Pam Pennington, David and Mary Julian Renz, Steve and Cathy Snyder, Value Carpets

Sustaining Partners: Jeanne Burr, Textile Rubber & Chemical Company, Marketing Alliance Group, Ken and Myra White, Barrett Properties, Norris and Billie Little, Cindy Michaels, Bob and Dottie Shaw, STEARNS & WEST, Gregg and Sandra Sims, David and Cindy McCreery, Bill and Linda Blackman, Christopher and Amanda Brown, John and Cynthia Wilson, Jerry Henderson, David and Pauli Aft