FESTIVAL—September 15-17, 2023

Be a part of our 60th annual FESTIVAL of Fine Arts & Crafts!
FRIDAY, 7-9PM: Preview Party + Taste of Dalton
SUNDAY: FESTIVAL Open 11am-5pm


The Creative Arts Guild’s 60th Annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts weekend will be September 15-17, 2023 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 are celebrating our 60th anniversary this year! 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 Preview Party + Taste of Dalton 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 2023 Indoor Patron Exhibit. It is also the perfect time to meet and mingle with FESTIVAL artists, volunteers, and patrons. Guests will get to vote for their favorite piece from the Indoor Patron Exhibit to be considered for the People's Choice award. Tickets are $55.

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 the end of October.

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

Live Performances by local/regional musicians, 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!

Thank you to our FESTIVAL 2022 Sponsors 

Sustaining Partners: Engineered Floors, LLC, Textile Rubber & Chemical Co, Brown Whitworth Foundation, Marketing Alliance Group, Ken and Myra White, Dossche Family Foundation, Barrett Properties, Norris and Billie Little, Cindy Michaels, Bob and Dottie Shaw, Robert Webb, Stearns & West, Georgia United Credit Union, Gregg and Sandra Sims, David and Cindy McCreery, Zack and Anna Adamson, Alpha & Omega Insurance, Bill and Linda Blackman, Christopher and Amanda Brown, Durkan Family Donor Advised Fund, 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: Mohawk Industries, Textile Rubber & Chemical Co, Engineered Floors, Shaw Industries, Marketing Alliance Group, Brown Whitworth Foundation, Ken & Myra White, Barrett Properties, Material Handling, Inc

Van Gogh Level Sponsors: Judy and Wayne Alderman, Bob and Dottie Shaw, Oliver Morris, Anne Hammack, Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty, Jack & Aggie Bandy Foundation, Whitco Produce, Live4It Alliant, Jonas Family Properties

Renoir Level Sponsors: Mr. Real Estate, Myers Carpet Co, North Georgia Toyota, Dave & Pauli's Art Emporium, George and Rhenda Spence, Starr Mathews, Dr. Frank Patterson, Julia Lansing, Reginald R. Sherrill, MD, Geiger Legal Group, LLC

Picasso Level Sponsors: Steve and Cathy Snyder, David and Mary Julian Renz, Value Carpets, Inc, The Cowan Law Firm LLC, Maryville Jewelers, Tate and Katie O'Gwin, Peds Care PC, John and Agnes Richmond, Robert and Rachel Smalley, Dalton Utilities/Optilink, Lou and Lowell Kirkman, Clark, Davies, Easley, and Pool Insurance, The Minor Firm, David and Pamela Pennington, The Pine Needle, Dalton Carstar South

Brooks Rizer, Margaret Bandy, Sarah & Charles Maret, Anonymous, Dr. Henry and Carolyn Turner