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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

November regular PRAL meeting

Friday, November 11, 2016  at South Park Fieldhouse.
Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Susan Coleman & Kiristen Provost will be doing a photography demonstration.

December regular DPAG meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2016  at Prairie Lakes Community Center,
Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.

Pot Luck Holiday Dinner - Members bring Pot Luck Dish
*Peer Critique – bring a work for the critique.
*Grab Bag (optional)– bring a wrapped ‘gently used’ gift for the Grab Bag.
Please bring a canned or non-perishable food for the Self-Help Pantry food drive for the holidays.

More details here (pdf file)

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)

Art Guild 10 for 2016 - Holiday Sale & Reception - Sunday, November 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Art Guild 10 - DPAG Group Show

The Art Guild 10 consists of ten members of the Des Plaines Art Guild.

An exhibit of the Art Guild 10's original framed art will be on display and for sale November 10 through the end of the 2016.   Stop by the Des Plaines History Center at 781 Pearson Street to view the the latest Des Plaines Art Guild Group Show - Art Guild 10.

The History Center is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 1-4pm.

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 Penny Weinberg is being displayed at the library during November.

Library Driving Directions and Hours

Des Plaines City Hall Exhibit


The art of Joyce Kearns is on display at the Des Plaines City Hall chambers during the month of November

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.

Joan Fortner
Joan Fortner

The art of Joan Fortner is being displayed at the Frisbie Center during the month of November.