The First Thursdays Event is a co-operative venture between the Des Plaines Art Council and the Frisbie Senior Center.

The Des Plaines Arts Council already has in place ‘Art Moves – Des Plaines’ an annual Pop-Up Art show that is in various vacant storefronts around our town. Check out the homepage and look for Call for/Art Moves Des Plaines for more information.


First Thursdays will expand our venues, providing artists’ another place to exhibit their works.

First Thursday Artist:
May 2019 – Penny Weinberg
Reception: Thursday, May 2 from 5 – 7 PM

Recent First Thursday Artists:

January 2019 – David Bremer
February 2019 – Amanda Davila
March 2019 –  Jeff Mendenhall
April 2019 – Justin Stankus

Any artist may upload photos for our selection process and fill out the form. The selection process can be done by whomever Frisbie Center and DPAC chooses to review the works. Artists will then be notified of their acceptance. Work must be wired and read to hang. There is space for ten large (20″ x 24″), up to 20 smaller pieces or a combination of large and small pieces

Call for Works - Des Plaines - First Thursdays at Frisbie

This form is for artists who would like to display their works at the Des Plaines Arts Council's exhibition space at the Frisbie Center.
  • Each Artist should fill out this form to be considered for the First Thursdays' exhibits. You can submit up to three works on this form. Use additional forms to provide additional sample works. There is no limit on how many forms/works can be submitted for consideration.
  • Painting, Print, Sculpture, etc.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, tif, pdf, gif.
    Please images of the works being submitted. Up to six (6) images are permitted on this form. Please use additional forms to submit additional works. 8MB upload limit.