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

2018 Art Moves Des Plaines

The 2018 Art Moves Des Plaines Pop-Up exhibit is now on display in Metropolitan Square through December 7, 2018.

More information on the pop-up here.

Tobi Abrams is the featured artist for First Thursdays at the Frisbie for November 2018. There will be a reception on Thursday, November 1 from 5 – 7 PM.

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

More information on First Thursdays here.


Youth Scholarship Program

2018 scholarships have been awarded. Scholarship winners can be seen here.

2019 scholarship applications will be available in December.

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.

The following Officers and Directors have been nominated for 2019, and will be voted on at the November 13, 2018 meeting.

President: Will Soderberg
Vice President: Rhonda Popko
Treasurer: Donna Catlett
Recording Secretary: Jo Bonnell

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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Chalk Festival

The Des Plaines Art Council is looking into doing a chalk festival, with a professional chalk artist, Shaun Hays, in front of the Library. Look for more information in early 2019. READ MORE