Our purpose and goal is to strengthen, support, and encourage involvement in the arts of the community.
2017 Art Moves Des Plaines
The Des Plaines Arts Council (DPAC) will be announcing the next call for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in Des Plaines soon. Artworks will be displayed in a store front located in downtown Des Plaines.
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Join us in our mission to strengthen, encourage, and support the arts community of Des Plaines. For as little as $25/year you can help support projects like Art Moves Des Plaines and our important Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarships.
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2017 Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarship Winners
Belle Gerstmayr (Chippewa)
Chance Inouye (Science and Arts Academy)
Rose Kurutz (Chippewa)
Juhi Soni (Iroquois)
Mohnish Soni (Iroquois)
Tara Folino (Resurrection)
Sara Gonzalez (Maine West)
Jason Mueller (Maine West)
Jack O’Conor (Notre Dame)
Nikolina Vujcic (Maine West)
About the Des Plaines Arts Council Youth Scholarship Program
The Arts Council awards scholarships in two categories. Students currently in grades 4 through 8 are eligible for a maximum of $500, while students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible for a maximum of $1000.
Since 1998 the Des Plaines Arts Council has awarded a total of approximately $60,000 in scholarships to eligible youth. These scholarships are to be used to pursue advanced study in the fine, performing or literary arts. Eligible programs include, but are not limited to, private lessons or classes and summer music, speech, drama and visual art camps. For high school seniors scholarships can be applied towards freshman college or specialty school tuition for any artistic major. Applicants must have a Des Plaines mailing address.
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