September 19, 2013

Help the Creative Arts Guild celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend

For 50 years, Dalton’s Creative Arts Guild has made the city a more lively and more attractive place to live. It is Georgia’s oldest community-based arts organization.

And starting Friday, the Guild will show off some of the best arts and crafts from around northwest Georgia and the nation with its annual festival of fine arts and crafts.

During the festival, more than 40 artists and craftsmen will de displaying their wares, including pottery and ceramics, handmade jewelry, etchings, glass pieces, paintings, drawings, photography, handcrafted knives, handcrafted wooden decoys, tie-dye, functional sculpture, architectural birdhouses, jewelry and tree chimes from recycled items.

The festival will also include a display of artwork from local pre-k children and demonstrations of dance, martial arts and gymnastics. The Dalton High School Players will present “Harried Harry,” a street theater performance of all seven Harry Potter books in 17 minutes between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. And there will also be a concert and other live performances all weekend.

The festival takes place at the Guild’s headquarters on Waugh Street. The Patron Party and Taste of Dalton is Friday night at 7 with individual tickets priced at $55 each. The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. That part of the festival is open and free to the public.

So come on out and bring the family. You’ll have a good time and help one of Dalton’s most important organizations celebrate its 50th birthday.


Text Only
  • We must do better

    The numbers tell a sad tale.
    Registered voters: 36,843.
    Cards cast: 5,307.
    That means the turnout for Tuesday’s runoffs in Whitfield County was a measly 14.4 percent, according to unofficial results from the Whitfield County elections office.

    July 23, 2014

  • Letter: Control immigration

    Thousands are starting to pour into our country, and things are getting personal. Why would we end up the bad guys if we turn away children who aren’t ours? How does it make us better people to let one man steal from our children and stand by and do nothing?

    July 23, 2014

  • Helping with Book Blast betters the community

    The school test results are in, and students in Whitfield and Murray counties mostly improved from a year ago, mirroring or exceeding average scores of their peers.

    July 23, 2014

  • Mark Millican: Guns are already everywhere

    Though it happened over 30 years ago, the image is still vivid.

    July 22, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Former officer works overtime improperly

    Stephen F. Hall has pleaded guilty to theft by deception and falsifying a government record.

    July 22, 2014

  • Dalton council should seek answers

    Judicial elections in this area are usually pretty staid. In fact, they are generally nonexistent, since most judges run unopposed.

    July 21, 2014

  • Letter: Something to think about

    It has been better than four months now since Malaysia Flight 370 went missing. During that time we have heard all kinds of speculation, conjecture and opinions as to what happened to it. The only certainties to emerge are that the Malaysians fumbled the ball early on and there are some understandably distressed loved ones left to deal with their losses.

    July 21, 2014

  • Don’t forget the runoff

    Most folks are either getting ready for or still recovering from their summer vacations. So it’s easy to forget that Tuesday is an election day. A runoff election day to be precise.

    July 20, 2014

  • Be excited about a new grocery store, but stay loyal to the Green Spot

    The Daily Citizen reported on the front page of the July 15 newspaper that Dalton could get a new grocery store.

    July 19, 2014

  • John O. Schwenn: Making college completion easier

    There are, within the state of Georgia, an estimated 1.1 million adults who started a college degree program and never finished.

    July 19, 2014