Events

FESTIVAL—September 17-19, 2021

Here's how you can participate in FESTIVAL 2021!

Indoor Patron Exhibit Application 

Outdoor Artist Market Application

Food Vendor Application

Sign Up to Volunteer


The Creative Arts Guild’s 58th Annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts weekend will be held September 17-19, 2021 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 will celebrate our 58th anniversary in 2021. The Creative Arts Guild is located in northwest Georgia, approximately 20 miles south of Chattanooga TN and 70 miles north of Atlanta.

FESTIVAL 2021 includes:

FESTIVAL Preview Party + Taste of DaltonOur Taste of Dalton: FESTIVAL Preview Party 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 2021 Indoor Patron Exhibit. It is also the perfect time to meet and mingle with FESTIVAL artists, volunteers, and patrons.

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 October 15th!

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

Live Performances by local/regional artists and Guild students.

Self-guided tours of the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden, including new additions in celebration of the Garden's 10th anniversary.

FESTIVAL is open to the public and admission is free. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the power of the arts in our community!


Thank you to our FESTIVAL 2020 Sponsors 

Sustaining Partners: Textile Rubber & Chemical Co, Marketing Alliance Group, Ken & Myra White, Barrett Properties, Norris & Billie Little, Cindy Michaels, Bob and Dottie Shaw, Robert T. Webb, STEARNS & WEST, Gregg & Sandra Sims, David & Cindy McCreery, Bill & Linda Blackman, Christopher & Amanda Brown, Jerry Henderson, John & Cynthia Wilson, David & Pauli Aft

Michelangelo Level Sponsors: City of Dalton, Georgia Council for the Arts, Marketing Alliance Group, Mohawk Industries, National Endowment for the Arts, Shaw Industries, Textile Rubber & Chemical Company, Barrett Properties

Van Gogh Level Sponsors: Jonas Family Properties, Ken and Myra White, Oliver and Rufus Morris

Renoir Level Sponsors: Wayne and Judy Alderman, Dave & Pauli's Art Emporium, Marg and Jack Bandy, Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty, Dalton Plastic Surgery, James and Anne Hammack, Mr. Real Estate, Dr. Frank Patterson 

Picasso Level Sponsors: Carstar, Julie and Rob Cowan, Sharon Harrison, The Minor Firm, John and Charlsey Minor, The New Flat Rate, Inc, North Georgia Toyota, Peds Care, PC, Alan Peeples, Shelby Peeples, David and Pamela Pennington, David and Mary Julian Renz, Steve and Cathy Snyder