• Summer ART Camps

    Summer ART Camps

    For children ages 5–13   |   June 13 through August 19  OPAL caters to the creative child with one week summer camps that: Nurture the fundamentals, Develop a young artist’s vocabulary, Introduce… Read more →

  • WINTER II Session

    WINTER II Session

    WINTER II Session  February 15 – March 19 R E G I S T E R Teen & Adult Classes HERE   KID’S CLASSES HERE

  • Discarded to Regarded Exhibit

    Discarded to Regarded Exhibit

    In February, artists and Oak Park arts organizations are working together to teach the public how to reduce, reuse and recycle through the visual mediums of art and film.  In… Read more →

  • Professional Development: Group Critiques

    Professional Development: Group Critiques

    February Critique: Monday, February 15th, 7:00-8:30pm in the OPAL Gallery Topic: Upcycling and Fine Art: How Trash Translates OPAL Artist Member Jonathan Franklin will open the session with a short discussion… Read more →

  • Exhibit at West Suburban Medical Center

    Exhibit at West Suburban Medical Center

    West Suburban Medical Center presents: “Between A Rock & A Soft Place”an exhibit by Oak Park Art League Artist Members, Kristi Sloniger, ceramic artist and Pamela Penney, textile artist. January 15 – February 23,… Read more →

  • SNAP SHOT TOUR

    SNAP SHOT TOUR

    Early 20th Century Oak Park Art, Architecture, and Literature Due west of Chicago, on its own urban grid, is the Village of Oak Park. At its center is the Frank… Read more →

  • ART Parties @ OPAL

    ART Parties @ OPAL

    We are committed to providing art-based parties, scout/youth group activities for children and  parties, showers and team building for adult groups that will be remembered by all for years to come…. Read more →

WIG OUT! Annual Costume Ball Fundraiser

WIG OUT! Annual Costume Ball Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 27th, 8-11pm the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) will be hosting its 2nd Annual Costume Ball “Wig Out” at Wire night club & concert venue in Berwyn. The DJ will be spinning great dance music from the 50s-80s and beyond. Other highlights include crowning a King & Queen “Royal Hairness”, photo backdrop, open bar with a VIP… Read more →

BIG WIG Lip Sync Battle!

BIG WIG Lip Sync Battle!

The celebrity contestants are already choosing their songs, but they won’t take the stage until OPAL raises $5,000 in donations. The funds raised from these donations will be used to support art scholarships, help sustain OPAL’s historic building, and provide quality art education programs and gallery exhibitions for your community. For as little as $15, you can help make this… Read more →

Art for Social Change

Art for Social Change

  The Oak Park Art League’s Art for Social Change lectures and workshops present topics that bring attention to both global and local concerns through the universal language of art. As an instrument for raising awareness, art has the power to engender equality, heal, and influence attitudinal change, and the Art League’s intimate gallery provides a space and forum for stimulating public dialogue and motivating… Read more →

Art Classes for Kids

Art Classes for Kids

 Does your child love to draw? Are you looking for art classes to help develop their talent? Art classes at OPAL acquaint artistically inclined children with basic mediums and vocabulary to engage them in thinking about their own self-expression through art. OPAL offers after school art experiences for your child! REGISTER for the current session here    

MEMBER NEWS

MEMBER NEWS

Have some news to share?  Exhibit, award, art related event? Please email the details to oakparkartleague@gmail.com with “MEMBER NEWS” in the subject line so we can include your news in our next newsletter. Thank you! Jesse Howard  “I Can’t Breathe” – An exhibition of works examining what it feels like to find oneself targeted, suffocating or unheard.  Juried by Romi Crawford, PhD and Mary Patten November 25-December 19… Read more →

Draw the Figure

Draw the Figure

For decades the Oak Park Art League has recognized the importance of figure study to artists of all skill levels and media and offers an array of live model figure drawing and painting opportunities that are open to the public on a drop in basis. We welcome you to join us! Please note – No paper or art materials are supplied. These self-instructed sessions are… Read more →