September 19, 2013

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

The Daily Citizen

— 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.