Active in the Galleries

Active in the Galleries

Works by the Downers Grove Artists' guild
On display through August 29

Featured: Twisted Sycamores by Patricia Mroczka (detail)

In 1941, an open art exhibition for adults was given in the Downers Grove Public Library which showcased the work of local artists. Later, a small group meeting was held where the idea of organizing an artists’ guild was conceived. A few weeks later, the Downers Grove Artists’ Guild was organized with a charter membership of ten. The guild includes artists from several surrounding suburbs as well as Downers Grove. 

The Downers Grove Artists’ Guild supports the fine arts by encouraging artists to explore their talents through participation in a variety of presentations and demonstrations. They offer an environment that encourages the exploration of new ideas, media, and techniques to enhance the creative process. 

Membership is open to all artists and to those who have a passion for fine art. They also have periodic paint-outs at various gardens, museums, and members’ homes. Their annual summer luncheon has been a continuing success and is held at various local restaurants.