FESTIVAL—September 17-19, 2021

ARTISTS AND ARTISANS: Apply to participate in FESTIVAL 2021!

Indoor Patron Exhibit Application  Outdoor Artist Market Application


Welcome to Virtual FESTIVAL! If you're not comfortable attending FESTIVAL in person, we still want you to be able to participate and enjoy our annual celebration of the arts. Follow the links below to explore different parts of the weekend! If you're attending in person, keep scrolling to find out all of the information you need to know about the weekend.






The Creative Arts Guild’s 57th Annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts weekend will be held September 18th - 20th, 2020 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 57th anniversary in 2020. The Creative Arts Guild is located in northwest Georgia, approximately 20 miles south of Chattanooga TN and 70 miles north of Atlanta.

We are making adjustments and taking precautions to make sure FESTIVAL is a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone - including temperature checks, social distancing, etc. Masks are required during FESTIVAL weekend. Please read our FESTIVAL COVID Guidelines for full details. 

FESTIVAL 2020 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 2020 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 three galleries: Gallery Five20, Gallery One11, and Jonas Hall and is open to artists over the age of 18 working in all mediums. This work will remain up through October 16th!

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