Closed Sunday-Monday

1-5 pm Tuesday-Friday 
1-4 pm Saturday  

720 Chicago Ave. 
Oak Park, Illinois 60302 
(708) 386-9853 

The Oak Park Art League is partially funded by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Counci Agency.

©2019 by Oak Park Art League


Membership is open to all; professional artists, amateur artists and those interested in art. The many activities, social programs and committees allow you to participate at the level you choose.



Memberships are valid for one year and can be renewed. These benefits are available to members at any level:

  • Exhibition opportunities are available for artists of all experience levels at discounted member pricing

  • Discounted pricing on OPAL art classes, workshops, and special programs

  • Discounted pricing on Figure Drawing and Figure Sculpting Drop-In Sessions

  • Waived transaction fees for art classes and summer camp registrations

  • Monthly newsletter with information on upcoming events and exhibitions, as well as member accomplishments




Membership Levels:

  • Student ($25/year) – Available to anyone under the age of 18 years old, as well as anyone over 18 years old with a valid student ID *Please provide the name and contact information for a parent/guardian for members under the age of 18 years old

  • Individual ($50/year) – Available to adults over the age of 18 years old 
    *This membership provides benefits to one person only

  • Household ($75/year) – Available to families or groups of adults and children that occupy the same residence 

  • Donor ($100/year) – A Standard Donor membership is the building block of our community and will provide benefits of the Household membership as well as free admission to all our Gallery Art Appreciation workshops.

  • Friend of the League ($500) - Friends of the League enjoy all the privileges of Standard Donor membership and want to contribute at a higher level.

  • Sustaining Fellow ($1,000/ year) - Sustaining Fellows enjoy all the privileges of membership and want to make a more significant contribution to the Art League's working budget.

  • Patron of the Art ($2,500/ year) - Patrons of the Arts enjoy all the privileges of Standard Donor membership and are among our strongest supporters and ambassadors.

  • Artist Memberships (Please see Artist Membership page for details)

Business Membership Levels: 


  • Sponsor of the Art League ( $1000/ year) - Sponsors of the Art League enjoy the following benefits and will be known as a supporter of the arts in Oak Park. 

    • Full page color ad in the annual Spring Artist Member Catalog 

    • Logo on all promotional material for OPAL's 3 Summer exhibitions 

    • Engraved brick in OPAL's Century Club courtyard 

    • Invitation to the Summer Garden Party


  • Standard Business Membership ($500/year) - Standard Business Memberships receive a full page color ad in the Spring Artist Member Catalog and an invitation to the Summer Garden Party. 

  • Business Ad ($100/year) - Business Ad includes a business card sized ad in the Spring Artist Member Catalog. 

To Purchase a business membership or ad please contact our office at (708)386-9853 or


 On-Line:  JOIN HERE!

By Mail:

  • Complete and print out the electronic Membership application and submit documentation and membership dues via check to: the Oak Park Art League at 720 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 - Attn: Membership Coordinator.

In Person:

  • Gallery hours are Monday-Friday: 1-5pm, and Saturday: 1-4pm. Membership fees are accepted by cash, check, and credit card when paying in OPAL’s gallery business office.



The Art League welcomes artists of all backgrounds and experiences and encourages individuals working within a variety of traditional and contemporary practices to join. Artist Members move forward a nearly 100-year tradition and share history with Founding Members and other notable artists who value(d) the Art League as a place for community and artist collaboration.



  • Eligible to submit up to three (3) works in OPAL’s Juried Artist Member Exhibition (Fall)

  • Eligible to exhibit one (1) work in OPAL’s Non-Juried Artist Member Exhibition (Spring)

  • Eligible to have artwork selected for solo and group exhibitions at OPAL partner venues

  • Elevated presence through the Artist Members page on OPAL’s website

  • Invitation to submit information and images to OPAL’s monthly newsletter, promoting participation in shows, awards, and special projects

  • Opportunity to be selected as a featured artist on OPAL’s website, including online portfolio gallery

  • Discounts for OPAL art classes, workshops, and entry fees for monthly exhibitions

  • Waived transaction fees for art classes and summer camp registrations

  • Discounts on Drop-in Figure Drawing and Figure Sculpting Sessions

  • Monthly newsletter with information on upcoming events and exhibitions, as well as member accomplishments

  • Additionally, all OPAL Members are invited to engage in special events, which include guest lectures on art-related topics, professional development workshops, and fundraisers to benefit building maintenance, educational programming, and student scholarships


  • Payment of annual Membership Dues – $100 (not tax-deductible)

  • OPAL Artist Members interested in volunteering time/resources to benefit the art league can join at our $60 level

  • New Artist Members must pay a one-time $15 processing fee + Artist Membership dues

  • Membership dues must be current to receive Artist Member benefits

  • Artist Membership is valid for one year and can be renewed.


HOW TO APPLY - New Artist Members

Please contact the gallery at or call during regular gallery hours to learn more about applying to be an artist member.

*NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS If you are interested in a need-based scholarship in exchange for Artist Membership, please contact the Membership Coordinator at