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Creative Arts Guild Incorporated

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture

Mission: The purpose of the Guild is to build and maintian an environment supportive of the art in northwest Georgia, to create new audiences, and to develop intra-community relaions and to support artists.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the past year they have outgrown their space. The reason, they are exceptional at serving the community and providing the classes the community wants. Another reason, the teachers/instructors. The instructors are phenomenal with all students. They motivate the students to want to learn and achieve to the very highest standards. This is exceptionally true of the Ballet Department. Since starting in ballet 2 years ago, the ballet classes have moved to larger space. They again need to move to larger space as the program has grown exponentially. This all goes back to the instructors. Outstanding!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They provide a learning environment for so many children and adults for the North Georgia area. From music; both instrument and song, to art, ballet, book writing...they provide opportunities for all. The staff and instructors are awesome, and have "promoted" so many young adults into a life long journey in the Arts...

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 4

For nearly half a century in Dalton and surrounding communities, the Creative Arts Guild has been a highly visible center for engagement with the performing and visual arts, whether through participation, study, or simply enjoyment. Its programs in dance instruction have been especially far-reaching--both of my daughters were enrolled in them, one for the full duration of her elementary and high school years--but the CAG is also noted for its provision of instruction and exhibition opportunities for local painters and sculptors and for its music teaching and performances. It was one of the first local agencies to reach out to the large Latino population which began moving into our area in the early 1990's and to open avenues into their rich cultural heritage for the general public. About the only major area of the arts where the CAG is relatively inactive is theater, but this is already served by two community theaters, each of which has a full season of offerings.

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1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Creative Arts Guild provides a much needed service to our community. My children are better off because of the programs offered there.

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1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Creative Arts Guild is beacon of light for Dalton, GA. With festivals and art displays year round, this organization is a huge blessing to the Northwest Georgia area. My wife and I love visiting to see the local artists and the time and effort put into their work. The festival in the fall is a huge hit with thousands of people coming from all over. In addition to all this, the classes that are available make this a wonderful place for your children to learn.

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1 P Seth T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, GA is an amazing venue that gives children and adults a place to create. To externalize the internal into something beautiful whether it is fine arts, gymnastics or dance. Since my introduction to the Guild I have come to understand that artists are not born in the big cities, but in places like the Guild.







1 Susan M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Creative Arts guild is a wonderful organization that provides children and adults alike with quality art, dance, gymnastics and learning experiences in north Georgia.

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1 Jonathan L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very impressed with the Creative Arts Guild in Dalton. It is a very nice facility with an excellent staff, and I think it serves an important function in Whitfield County. I had never been there before I was invited to make an appearance as one of the guest authors from Dalton State College, so I didn't know what to expect. The facility is very modern and comfortable, and the Guild offers many interesting programs. I'm sure there's something for everyone, and I look forward to returning to the Guild soon!

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1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended events at the guild and it is always extremely well done and very professional. They always offer many options for the community to get involved with the arts and also with their gymnastics and ballet programs, which are excellent. The Director and staff are all professionals doing an awesome job.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very pleased to be part of an event at the Guild that was designed to feature local writers and authors. The event was well designed and I was impressed with the facilities of the Guild. There is a nice art gallery and lots of space for citizens to experience and do various genre of art. I look forward to going to other events there.

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1 Cassandra L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has done a lot of wonderful things to keep art in the lives of Georgians and visitors with their exhibits and workshops.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Creative Arts Guild in Dalton is a wonderful resource for the community. With the continuing art exhibits hosted, art education, and special events such as the annual art festival, they continue to focus on the mission of making art, of every type, available to enrich the lives of all who live in the community. The staff is very professional, knowledgeable, and energetic in all of their activities. The Guild is truly a core component of the Dalton and Whitfield County community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The Creative Arts Guild in Dalton provides opportunities for area artists to display their work in a number of ways. Their galleries are available to individual artists as well as groups to have month long displays of their work. I have attended the receptions for these shows including the GA wood turners group and Paul Fontana's acrylic painting show and found them very interesting. In addition, the Guild offers exhibit space at their annual Festival to which I have applied this year. I have heard many good things about this show.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Creative Arts Guild in Dalton is the center of cultural activity in this community. As one of the oldest arts organizations in the State the CAG continues to bring art to our community

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Creative Arts Guild is diligent in expanding its reach into the community, trying to touch as many people as possible with the Arts experience. It is constantly implementing new and innovative programs, such as its recent initiative to integrate arts and learing for young people who need help in achieving their educational goals. It serves as a focal point in the community for drawing together those with an interest in the arts and those who produce art. Its events are always open to the public: yearly Festival, monthly open house to showcase new artists, lunch concert series, dinner concert series and many special events; as well as the classes it offers in music, dance, drawing, sculpting, etc. The staff makes everyone feel welcome.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dalton's Creative Arts Guild has been and continues to be the "arts central" of this community. it is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly people who are energetic in keeping programs and special events up-to-date and frequent. The yearly Festival in the fall has supplied me and my daughters with numerous Christmas gifts and presents from the artists presenting their work! And monthly First Fridays give publicity to some lesser-known artists and to fairly well-known artists whom we can meet. And these events allow a gathering place for friends to catch up on our busy lives. Go Dalton, Go CAG!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Th Guild is wonderful in every aspect!.... As a teaching facility, an artist's outlet, a learner's place to begin! They hit all cylinders throughout the wide gambit of artistic, music, performance and even viewing & social activities. The entire staff is knowledgeable and helpful in every way.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The Creative Arts Guild has been a mainstay in the Dalton community for many years. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. It has "graduated" many children in our community on to bigger and better thigs. Many of the children come back as adults and volunteer. That says alot for the Guild!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience at the guild has been awesome. I love it so much that I signed up to spend most of my freetime there! The staff is so nice and helpful. I couldn't ask for a better dance studio.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been to the guild a few times and looked around at the art it is always so interesting.I also attended the yard sale last summer overall a great place to visit and the staff is always friendly!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my children have benefited from the wonderful programs of the Creative Arts Guild. Their caring attention to the needs of young people to express themselves artistically is truly appreciated.

Review from Guidestar