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


Call for Mural Proposals

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 60016

The images should address themes relating to Des Plaines history. The Des Plaines Arts Council has budgeted $5,000 for this commission, to cover the costs of materials, installation, and artists fees.

The call for proposals will be open until January 11, 2019.

More information and to submit a proposal here.

 

Art Moves Des Plaines

David Bremer is the featured artist for First Thursdays at the Frisbie for January 2019.

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

More information on First Thursdays here.

 

 

 

2019 Youth Scholarship Program Applications are available

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.

Download the cover letter and application form here: 2019 Des Plaines Arts Council Youth Scholarship Application

Applications are due on March 31, 2019.

More information here

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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.

 

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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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