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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



March regular PRAL meeting

Friday, March 17, 2017  at South Park Fieldhouse.
Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Rae Penzin will demonstrate Floral acrylic


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 oil pastels.


April PRAL Dinner & Critique

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





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.

Art of Mary Olson
Art of Mary Olson

The art of Mary Olson is being displayed at the library from February 4 until March 4.

Library Driving Directions and Hours



Des Plaines City Hall Exhibit
DES PLAINES CITY HALL
1420 MINER STREET
DES PLAINES, IL

Silk painting by Rhonda Popko
Silk Painting by Rhonda Popko

Rhonda Popko is displayimg her art in the City Council Chamber Gallery during the month of February.



Frisbie Center Exhibit
FRISBIE SENIOR CENTER
52 E NORTHWEST HIGHWAY
DES PLAINES, IL

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.

 
 

John Mefford is displaying his work at the Frisbie Center from February 2 until March 2.