Our purpose and goal is to strengthen, support, and encourage involvement in the arts of the community.


Chalk Fest at the Taste of Des Plaines

Chicago Chalk Champ, Shaun Hays, will be at the Taste of Des Plaines on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 12 noon, creating one of his unique pieces. Shaun’s appearance is sponsored by the Des Plaines Arts Council. Shaun is freehand artist who pushes the boundaries of street and chalk art. See this amazing chalk art work come to life. See some of his other work  »

 

 

Art Moves Des Plaines

The Call for Works for the 2019 pop-up exhibition in Metro Square is now open.

Check this page for more information and to submit your art works.

 

Penny Weinberg will be the featured artist for First Thursdays at the Frisbie for May 2019.
Reception: Thursday, May 2 from 5 – 7 PM

Calls for Works for the First Thursdays at the Frisbie exhibits are now available.

For more information & to submit works for First Thursdays.

 

 

 

 

Des Plaines History Center Mural

The Des Plaines Arts Council is working with the Des Plaines History Center and the City of Des Plaines on an outdoor mural project by artist Jason Watts to be installed on the Des Plaines History Center building, located at 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016. The mural is scheduled to be completed by the end of May, 2019. An opening reception event is planned , date to be announced.

 

2019 Youth Scholarship Program Applications

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.

Applications were due on March 31, 2019. The announcement of scholarship awardees will be made soon.

More information here

Join Us

The Des Plaines Arts Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except August and December) at 7:30 am at the Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines.

 

Become a Member

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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2019 Scholarship Recipients

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Elementary Nicolette Fox (Science and Arts Academy) Mohnish Soni  (Iroquois) Callie Weinert (Chippewa)   High School Jessica Schneider (Maine West) Juhi Soni (Maine West) Samantha Sukosol (Maine West) READ MORE

Call for Mural Proposals

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The Des Plaines Arts Council announces an open call for proposals for an outdoor mural to be installed on the Des Plaines History Center building, located at 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL... READ MORE