Visual Arts


Student Arts Expo: March 7 - March 20, 2020

Galleries are open during our Gallery Opening & Artist Reception the first Friday of each month, normal operating hours, and by appointment.
Please call 706.278.0168. Free admission.

The Creative Arts Guild proudly announces the opening of the Annual Student Arts Expo on Friday, March 6, at its facility at 520 West Waugh Street in Dalton. The Gallery Opening and Artist Reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. “March is Arts in Education Month at the Creative Arts Guild,” says Savannah Thomas, Creative Arts Guild Gallery Director, “and we're proud to be continuing this tradition and celebration with our 57th Annual Student Arts Expo! In addition to some exceptional student artwork, we will also have a special, student-choreographed performance by Ballet Dalton at 6:30 pm.”

What is the Student Arts Expo?

Each year, all Whitfield/Dalton and Murray County public, private and homeschool students ages Pre-K to High School are invited to exhibit their artwork. Elementary and Middle School students will exhibit in Jonas Hall while High School students’ work will be shown in Gallery FIVE20. In addition, school classrooms are encouraged to submit collaborative work for the "Art Together" award, sponsored by the O.N. Jonas Foundation. Prizes for best individual work and in the Art Together submission will be awarded on Friday before the exhibit officially opens that evening.

Student Arts Expo 2020 will be on display March 6 through March 20 allowing time for families, friends, and the general public to see the exhibits. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, and by appointment. Please plan to visit the Creative Arts Guild to see the phenomenal student artwork and to support the future artists of community. For more information about the Student Arts Expo or to arrange a field trip for your school, contact Savannah Thomas at or 706.279.3129.