Description: This collection is represented by local artists that have donated abstract art and other pieces to be on display in a permanent collection at the Historic Post Office located at 100 S. Hamilton Street. This building houses the offices of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, The Carpet & Rug Institute, and CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort).
Artists include Routh Cline, Marie Stull Crosby, Paul Fontana, Tayler Hayes, Melanie Suggs, Heidi Ingle, Kris Kelly Stanfield, Liz Swafford, Bradley Wilson, John H. Wilson, Paula Plott Gregg, Gene Mealor, Kellie Smith and John Clymer.
Artist: Paula Plott Gregg
Description: Catherine Evans Whitener is the centerpiece of the main gallery, artwork by Paula Plott Gregg. This multimedia collage entitled “Catherine’s Journey” depicts various historical landmarks and leaders throughout Dalton’s history. More information.
Artist: Matisse, 1951
Description: Matisse came to the United States in the early 1950s, and while he was here, he approached Alexander Smith Carpets about translating his artworks into wool. This design was based on a paper-cut collage Matisse created in 1949 and revised in 1951 — the year this particular carpet was made. Alexander Smith made a limited edition of 500 of these, and Matisse named them the Mimosa rug. More information.
Description: The Main Gallery & Gallery 111 at the Creative Arts Guild house works by various artists throughout the year. They host a "First Friday" gallery opening each month, showcasing a new exhibit. The event is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. More information.
Sponsor: Creative Arts Guild & Patrons
Description: Michael's is a quaint art gallery off Dug Gap road that is filled with artistic treasures. They host a "First Friday" gallery opening each month, showcasing a new exhibit. The event is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. More information.
Sponsor: Michael's Fine Arts & Framing