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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.

Centennial Activity Center
(Formerly known as the P.R. SR. CENTER)
100 S. Western Avenue
Park Ridge, IL

December DPAG/PRAL Annual Holiday Party and Peer Critique

Tuesday, December 12, 2017  at Prairie Lakes Community Center,
Festivities start at 6:00 p.m.

Help keep the holiday traditions alive as we gather for a meal, share stories and warm holiday wishes.

  • A talk & book signing with Paul Meincke, author & Larry Herweg, illustrator of ‘Limericks at the Zoo – 20 + 2’
  • ***Peer Critique – bring a work for the critique.

Please bring a canned or non-perishable food for the Self-Help Pantry food drive for the holidays.

Please RSVP to Joyce Kearns & bring a dish to share:
Side dish/salad or vegetable or Dessert

More details here

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 Centennial Activity Center, 100 S. Western Avenue, Park Ridge, 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 2017-2018 Combined DPAG and PRAL meeting schedule (.pdf)

ART GUILD 2017 - Des Plaines History Center

The Des Plaines Artguild will be exhibiting at the Des Plaines History Center during November and December.

Artists exhibiting are: Fran Dunn, John Mefferd, Mary Olson, Kathy Passi, Elizabeth Pawlik, Rhonda Popko, Bonnie Reese, Linda Roxe, Thelma C. Spain, and Elaine Tejcek

The public is invited to meet with the artists at an artist's reception on Thursday, December 14 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

Des Plaines History Center
781 Pearson Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Open the Public:
Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-5pm
Sundays, 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.


A group show of DPAG member artists 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 artists is being displayed in the council chambers for 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 artists is being displayed at the Frisbie Center for the months of December and January.