Gallery Openings and Artist Receptions

Annual FESTIVAL Kickoff Party Plus New Exhibit Opening!

On Friday, August 2nd, the Creative Arts Guild invites the public to a Gallery Opening and Artist Reception plus the Annual FESTIVAL Kick-Off Party! From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Creative Arts Guild will present its August Gallery Opening and Artist Reception featuring three wonderful exhibits, two that opened in July and are continuing and an additional one (described below) to be revealed Friday in Gallery One11. You do not want to miss the new featured show and if you have not had a chance to view the other exhibits in Gallery Five20 and Jonas Hall, this is a great opportunity to see them.

Annual FESTIVAL Of Fine Arts & Crafts Is Coming!!

The Friday event is also the annual FESTIVAL Kick-Off Party/Reception providing our community friends and art lovers with an early chance to sign up to help with the big event coming in September! Choose any of the several FESTIVAL 2019 volunteer committees and receive your own official FESTIVAL 2019 T-shirt. FESTIVAL Chairperson Allison Whittle and Co-Chairs Jodi and Greg Wrenn are fired up and already working on this great celebration of the arts; they would love to have as many volunteers as possible to join them (“many hands make light and fun work”)! Committees include Preview Party/Taste of Dalton (for the evening event September 20th), Children’s Hill (creative play and multi-cultural activities), Outdoor Artist Market, Marketing and PR, Grounds & Event Logistics, Weekend Guest Services, Artist Hospitality, and more! For more information about FESTIVAL, the Volunteer Kick-Off Party, and the committees, contact Leanne Martin - or 706.217.6677.


More About The Exhibits:

The new exhibit in Gallery One11, "CubisME", is a collection of Cubist-inspired works by Colombian artist Mabel Leon that reflect her culture, life experiences, and personality. Mabel says of her work, "My art is defined by the joint of lines and living colors, leaving my reality and reflecting my personality.” And, continuing in GALLERY Five20 will be “For Which It Stands”, the newest collection of work by self-taught artist and sculptor Chris Beck, including several never-before-seen pieces; and, ongoing in Jonas Hall, "The Language of Layers", a collection of paintings by Chattanooga-based group, MMIA (Mixed Media Inspired Artists).

Friday’s gallery opening and FESTIVAL Kick-off event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be available. Gallery Openings and Artist Receptions are great opportunities not only to view unique and captivating art but to chat informally with the artists and learn about their inspirations, mediums, and techniques. Find out more about the exhibits and reception at and Facebook. Contact Savannah Thomas 706.279.3129 with questions.