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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

No meeting in January


February regular DPAG meeting

Tuesday, February 21, 2016  at Prairie Lakes Community Center,

General meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Board meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

Laura Lein-Svencer will be demonstrating collage.

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 Artfest 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.

Call for Artists form is available at www.dpag.org/APPLICATIONartfest2017.pdf   Deadline for submission is April 1, 2017.

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.


A group show of DPAG members is being displayed at the library during December and January.

Library Driving Directions and Hours

Des Plaines City Hall Exhibit


A group show of DPAG members is being displayed at the Des Plaines City Hall chambers during the months of December and January.

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 members is being displayed at the Frisbie Center during the months of December and January.