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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

February PRAL activity

Friday, February 16, 2018  at OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Hands-on ceramics workshop

March regular DPAG meeting

Tuesday, March 13, 2018  at Prairie Lakes Community Center,
General meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.  Board meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

Art demo TBA

April regular PRAL meeting

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

Annual Dinner and Critique

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.

  • A group show of DPAG artists is being displayed at the Frisbie Center for the months of December and January.

  • The public is invited to attend a preview of paintings that will be featured at the Des Plaines Art Guild's 65th Anniversary Members Show and Silent Auction. That event will take place in April, but in the meantime, you may view the art pierces at a reception on Thursday, February 15th between 5:00-7:00 pm at the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, in Des Plaines.

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.