Our Causes

  • The Oak Park Arts District, in partnership with the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Village of Oak Park, will be installing 34 hand painted vinyl banners from the light poles recently stationed along Harrison Street from Austin to Ridgeland Avenues. The Call for Artists to submit an application and up to three original […]

  • In partnership with the Village of Oak Park, Forest Park National Bank, and Oak Park Regional Housing Center, OPAAC provides artists an opportunity to showcase their work, especially those who may not have a suitable space or studio. Artists exhibit their artwork on a bimonthly basis. The spaces are provided at no cost to the artist. […]

  • Congratulations to the following organizations: 16th Street Theater Chicago a cappella Chicago West Community Music Center ChoreoSpace Church of Beethoven Dominican University Performing Arts Center Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park Expressions Graphics Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Handel Week Heritage Chorale Illinois Storytelling Inc. Michael Teolis Singers MOMENTA Performing Arts Center Oak-Leyden Oak Park Art […]

  • Fine Arts Scholarship The Oak Park Area Arts Council Fine Arts Scholarship provides $1000 scholarships for high school graduates planning to major in visual, performing, or dramatic arts in college. Since the scholarship program’s inception in 1997, OPAAC has awarded $109,500 to 115 emerging young artists. Russell C. Lissuzzo Scholarship Russell C. Lissuzzo was a […]

  • The community mini-mural project was launched in 2010 to promote creative expression and provide an enriching visual experience for residents and visitors alike. Murals already have been painted on the railroad embankments along North and South boulevards at Oak Park Avenue near the Green Line station, as well as both east and west of Marion […]

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  •  The 2018 Sculpture Walk will be held in the Southtown Business District. The Southtown Business District is an emerging hot spot along Oak Park Avenue between Lexington Street and Van Buren Street in Oak Park. Visitors enjoy shopping locally in this unique neighborhood filled with great stores and dining experiences waiting to be discovered. […]