Spring for the Arts 2021


Benefitting our Arts in Education Programming
and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden

Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 11am-2pm
In the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden, RAIN OR SHINE
(In case of rain, we will relocate underneath the Spigel Pavilion)
Tickets are $55


Spring for the Arts 2021 will take place outside on the Creative Arts Guild grounds and in our Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden featuring a festive brunch and beverage options, live jazz music, and docent guided tours of the sculpture garden featuring over 50 works - including many new works added within the last year. Additionally, gift package raffles and silent auction items will be offered for bidding and art viewing and purchasing of our Spring-inspired indoor exhibit featuring works by Libby Newel, Ann Nichols, and Amy Reader will be available in the Guild's galleries. 

With so many changes to social gatherings, the Guild has adapted and we have now hosted several socially distanced, safe, and artistically beautiful events throughout the past year. While our traditional indoor luncheon does not seem possible at this time, we are confident that an outdoor garden party will be a welcomed celebration.

The Guild’s Arts in Education programs consist of our internal educational classes and workshops in dance, visual arts, culinary arts, and music; field trip offerings; arts scholarships; our annual Student Arts Expo; and our newest Arts in Education venture – Creative Connections – our annual professional development conference for all our area school arts educators in all arts disciplines.

One of our longest Arts in Education offerings includes our coveted partnership with the O.N. Jonas Foundation, which provides Artists in Residence opportunities for our area students - striving to ensure that every child in our community has the opportunity to participate in the arts. The partnership is committed to broadening student arts exposure and education in grades pre-K through 12 in Dalton Public, Whitfield County, and Murray County Schools, as well as the Elbert Shaw Regional Detention Center, Crossroads Academy, Mountain Creek Academy, and Northstar School. In 2019, these arts education programs created nearly 40,000 arts experiences for the students enrolled in these schools and even through uncharted waters, arts residencies have been completed in the 2020/21 school year as well.

Arts education and exposure has numerous benefits including improved academic performance, cultural awareness, inventiveness, social and emotional development and civic engagement. It also promotes self-directed learning, improves school attendance and sharpens critical and creative skills. The Guild’s Arts in Education programs strive to ensure that all of our community’s children are engaged in the arts and are granted the benefits of art experiences regardless of their socioeconomic background.

Thank you for helping to support these programs by attending Spring for the Arts 2021 at the Creative Arts Guild!