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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

September regular DPAG meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  at Prairie Lakes Community Center,
General meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.  Board meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

Didier Nolet will do an oil pastel demonstration.

September regular PRAL activity

Friday, September 16, 2017  at Wildwood Nature Center (adjacent to Main Leisure Center, 3701 W. Sibley, Park Ridge.
Activity starts at 5:00 p.m.

Plein Air Painting Picnic in the Park...Followed by a BYO Picnic.

DPAG & PRAL demos for 2017-2018

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.

Membership is due by June 30 for publication in our Membership book. No kidding…send it in NOW! Membership in DPAG has reciprocity with PRAL. *** Join one - get two!!

View the Proposed 2017-2018 Combined DPAG and PRAL meeting schedule (.pdf)

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.

Elaine Tejcek
Elaine Tejcek

The artwork of Elaine Tejcek is displayed at the library during July.

Library Driving Directions and Hours

Des Plaines City Hall Exhibit


A group show of DPAG artists is on display in the City Council Chamber Gallery during the month of July and August.

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.


A group show of DPAG artists is on display at the Frisbie Center during July and August.