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All Membership Benefits:
New Memberships are for one year have $15 service fee in addition to member fee.  Renewals are only the member fee.
  • 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
Community Membership Levels:  :  JOIN HERE!
  • Student ($25/year) – Available to anyone under the age of 18 years old, or 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 and a 20% discount on all art sales.

  • Friend of the League ($500) - Friends of the League who are able to contribute at a higher level enjoy all the privileges of Standard Donor Membership and a brick in our courtyard will be inscribed with their name.
  • 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 will take a place of honor within the list of philanthropists who have make OPAL and Oak Park the thriving communities we enjoy.


Artist Memberships:

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 works in OPAL’s Juried Artist Member Exhibition (Fall)
  • Eligible to exhibit works 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 bi-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
  • Artist Members are expected to be actively engaged in the process of making art.
  • New Artist Members are required to fill out all questions in the application regarding their approach to their craft and to sharing their vision.
  • Payment of annual membership Dues – $100 (not tax-deductible) or $60 with 6 hours of volunteering with the league (contact the gallery to arrange the hours)
  • New Artist Members must pay a one-time $15 processing fee + Artist Membership dues 
  • Artist Membership is valid for one year and can be renewed.

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

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.