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

2018 Art Moves Des Plaines

Call for works for the 2018 Art Moves Des Plaines Pop-Up exhibit are now available. Look for more information here.


Youth Scholarship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Des Plaines Arts Council Youth Scholarship Program.

Applications are due on March 31, 2018. Completed applications, and letters of reference can be emailed to scholarships@dpartscouncil.org.

More information here

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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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We know that the Arts enhance the quality of life for residents, workers, and visitors. The Arts represent a tangible commitment to our public environment. The Des Plaines Arts Council is ready and... READ MORE