The Creative Arts Guild is home to many works of art, but some uninvited and unwelcome displays that appeared on the grounds over the weekend have the Dalton Police Department investigating. Several instances of graffiti “tagging” at the Waugh Street facility were reported to police on Monday.
The graffiti tags are all painted in black spray paint and some include the words “MASS – PR – DEUCE”, “FAMA” and “EPA.D”. Another tag includes the phrase “ART IS NOT DEAD.” There were also two pictures of a person tagged. The tags were all spray painted on columns underneath the main section of the building. The vandalism occurred sometime between Saturday evening and Monday morning when it was reported to police.
Investigators do not believe this tagging is gang related. Anyone with information on the person or people responsible or the meaning behind the tags is asked to contact Detective Chris Tucker at 706 278-9085 (dial 9 and then enter extension 165).