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Our Purpose:   "To promote artistic activities and to encourage community interest in the field of creative art."

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DPAG Meetings
Second Tuesday of the month.  No meetings in July, August, or January.

Prairie Lakes Community Center
515 E. Thacker
Des Plaines, IL  60016

PRAL Meetings  Park Ridge Art League
Third Friday of the month.  No meetings in December or January.

South Park Fieldhouse
Talcott and Cumberland
Park Ridge, IL

April regular DPAG meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017  at Prairie Lakes Community Center,
General meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.  Board meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

Kathleen Newman will be demonstrating pastels.

April PRAL Dinner & Critique

Friday, April 21, 2017. For PRAL and DPAG members only. See PRAL website for details.

May regular DPAG meeting

Tuesday, May 9, 2017  at Prairie Lakes Community Center,
General meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.  Board meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

Rhonda Popko will have a hands on demo of Making Paste Paper.

DPAG & PRAL demos for 2016-2017

The Des Plaines Art Guild and the Park Ridge Art League are combining their schedule of art demonstrations for the upcoming year. The monthly art demo will alternate between the DPAG meeting location and the PRAL meeting location. By joining the DPAG, you will automatically receive a reciprocal membership in the Park Ridge Art League, whose meetings are held at the South Park Rec Center, 833 Talcott Avenue (at Cumberland) on the 3rd Friday of the month. The combined groups will take turns hosting demos, exhibits and special events in the upcoming season.

View the Proposed 2016-2017 Combined DPAG and PRAL schedule (.pdf)

Des Plaines Chautauqua Art Festival

Des Plaines Art Festival Poster

The Des Plaines Art Guild and the Park Ridge Art League, in partnership with Shift2Green, will host the annual Des Plaines Chautauqua Art Festival at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

This festival is expected to attract hundreds of visitors, features a juried gallery exhibition, live entertainment and food concessions in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. Children and Youth Day activities include free arts and crafts activities in the Red Gable Hotel.

Parking is free and onsite for your convenience.

Sponsorship and concession opportunities available.

Library Exhibit

The artistry of DPAG members may be viewed in the third floor gallery (periodicals reading area) at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Street.  The exhibit changes monthly.
The library exhibit area as depicted on 2001 DPAG Membership Directory cover by Gerd Renner.


The art of Barbara Gonyo is being displayed at the library from during April.

Library Driving Directions and Hours

Des Plaines City Hall Exhibit


Cheryl Zub is displaying her art in the City Council Chamber Gallery during the month of April.

Frisbie Center Exhibit

Located in the Cumberland Commons shopping center at the northeast corner of the Mount Prospect Road and Northwest Highway intersection on the border of Mount Prospect and Des Plaines.

Monday and Thursday 8:30 am 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 am 4:00 pm.

Photography by Stan Kotecki
Photography by Stan Kotecki

Stan Kotecki is displaying his photography at the Frisbie Center during April.