Spring for the Arts - 2020 (new)

To Purchase Tickets - Call Leanne at 706.217.6677

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Where Art Meets Fashion 

For 14 years, the Creative Arts Guild has hosted its annual Spring for the Arts luncheon, fashion show, raffle and art market.  

The event, Art Meets Fashion, will opens with a raffle filled with specialty items, gift certificates and guest passes from area businesses, organizations and arts supporters and an accessories market featuring works by area artists including.

A luncheon and the highly popular fashion show follows. Guests have the opportunity to view the latest spring fashions from participating retailers such as Anna Ball White, Carla's Fashions, Cotton and Twine Boutique, The Fitting Room, Reese’s Fashion Gallery, Sweet Cheeks Denim Boutique and Unique Selections. 

Art Meets Fashion to Benefit Arts in Education in Local Schools

Proceeds from the event help support Arts in Education programs in grades pre-K through 12 in the three area school systems. The Creative Arts Guild partners with the O.N. Jonas Foundation and participating schools’ parents’ organizations to bring programs to students. Arts experiences are provided in the Dalton Public, Whitfield County, and Murray County schools systems, and at the Elbert Shaw Regional Detention Center, Crossroads Academy, Mountain Creek Academy, and Northstar School.

Why Arts Education?

Research demonstrates that arts education is closely linked to student academic achievement, social and emotional development, and civic engagement. Through the arts, students learn to design, collaborate, problem solve and express themselves effectively – skills which translate well into the adult world of business and commerce.

Arts education programs also provide artistic and cultural opportunities for students who have limited exposure to such experiences. 

Executive Director, Amanda Brown asserts “Arts education is a cornerstone of the Creative Arts Guild’s mission and programming. We are so fortunate to be one of those rare communities that offer arts enrichment for students, especially as many school systems continue to experience state budget cuts and increasing fiscal constraints. We are always excited to take the arts beyond the Guild’s walls and out into the community.”

Through a sustained partnership with the O.N. Jonas Foundation, the Guild helps support artist residencies in area schools. The O.N. Jonas Artists in Residence program is one of many contributions the O.N. Jonas Foundation makes to Arts in Education. The Guild encourages the community to continue to support the O.N. Jonas Foundation for all that they do to enrich the lives of area children and elevate the arts presence in our community.

The Guild provides many arts enrichment opportunities for area students.  Examples include field trips, a Student Arts Expo, Artists in Residence at FESTIVAL and in our schools, free art classes, and a variety of scholarships in the fine arts. If you would like to make a contribution to the Creative Arts Guild’s Arts in Education programs, please contact Amanda Brown at 706.259.1974.

Thank you to our 2017 Spring for the Arts Sponsors!


Dr. John Chung, Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Center


Dalton Plastic Surgery 

Ken and Myra White


Jack Bandy

Coldwell Banker Kinard Reality 

Jonas Family Properties

Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing


Bill and Judy Adams

Mike and Anne Barker

Dalton Dermatology & Day Spa

Dalton Utilities/Optilink

Engineered Floors, LLC

Georgia United Credit Union

Lyle Industries, Inc.

Cindy and David McCreery

Mohawk Commercial Product Development

Cindy Morris

Myers Carpet Co.


Advanced Insurance Strategies

Alrol of America


Tim and Cheryl Baucom

Patricia Bethel

Bob & Judy Buchanan

clark, davies, easley & pool 

Dalton Animal Care

Dave and Pauli's Art Emporium

Steve Farrow

First National Community Bank

Jerry Henderson

John Kiker Company, Inc.

Jolly Textile Sales


Bob and Dixie Kinard

Stewart C. Little, MD

Mr. Real Estate

North Georgia Toyota

North Georgia Urology Center

Tate and Katie O'Gwin

Peds Care, P.C.

Snipes Orthodontics 

Steve and Cathy Snyder

Joel Theis, BB&T Financial 

Roger and Joann Williams

Brooks and Glenda Rizer

Taylor's Tire & Service 

Cristin Goldberg


Mohawk Industries, Inc

Mieke DeClerk Hanssens

Bill and Linda Blackman

Dottie Shaw

Jeanne Burr

Chip and Cindy Howalt

Norris and Bille Little

David and Cindy McCreery

Helen and Harry Saul Foundation


Textile Rubber & Chemical Company

Robert Webb

Ken and Myra White