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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

April regular PRAL meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018  at Centennial Activity Center
Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Annual Dinner and Critique. For more information contact Cheryl Mercy or Judy Boldt.

May regular PRAL meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018  at Centennial Activity Center
Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Watercolor demonstration by Elizabeth Waddington.

June regular DPAG meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2018  at Prairie Lakes Community Center,
General meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.  Board meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

Annual Peer Critique - Last meeting of the year.

Brickton Art Center & Gallery
65th anniversary celebration announcement
Brickton Art Center
306 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL

Artwork will be on display through April 26. Hours of operation for the Brickton Art Center are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am - noon; closed Fridays and Sundays.

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)

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.

  • Liz Pawlik is exhibiting her work during April.

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.

  • Stan Kotecki is exhibiting his work at the Des Plaines Public Library during April.

  • Margaret Newman will be exhibiting her work during May.

Library Driving Directions and Hours

Des Plaines City Hall Exhibit

  • The art of Rhonda Popko will be on exhibit during April

  • The art of Teresa Mussman will be on exhibit during May