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If you would like to become active in Fine Arts Boosters, please consider attending one of our monthly meetings, or contact a member of the Fine Arts Boosters Board to see where your help is most needed. New faces and helping hands are always welcome!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Scholastic Art Show: Suburban Chicago Regional Exhibition Grand Opening & Awards Reception

The Suburban Chicago Regional Affiliate - of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - opened the 2017 Visual Art Exhibition today at Downers Grove North High School. Upwards of 1,500 patrons viewed the galleries this afternoon as families and educators celebrated the accomplishments of this year's award-winning artists.

A special thank you is extended to the volunteers of the DGN Fine Arts Boosters, as well as the DGS Friends of Fine Arts, for their coordination of the Awards Reception and the Judging Day Hospitality. Specifically we note the tremendous volunteerism of Ms. Ana Wilson who has been our DGN Fine Arts Boosters point-person for Visual Art Events for many years. Thank you Ms. Wilson!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Apply for a DGN Fine Arts Boosters Summer Study Grant!

If you are interested in continuing your Fine Arts studies this summer at a music or visual art camp/workshop, and would benefit from financial assistance to attend, please consider applying for a scholarship from the DGN Fine Arts Boosters, which annually supports over $5,000 in Summer Study Grants to student musicians and visual artists.

To be considered, your application must be submitted by Friday, April 15, 2016. The Summer Study Grant application is on a Google form, completely paperless. You may complete the form here:


Questions about the application process? Please ask Mr. Teague, Downers Grove North Fine Arts Department Chairperson.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

2016 Flower & Plant Sale Kick Off

Goodbye Winter…Hello Spring!

The 2016 DGN Fine Arts Boosters Flower & Plant Sale kicks off on Tuesday, March 8th with classroom presentations to the band, choir and orchestra students.  Visual Arts students will receive information packets via email.  Order forms and additional information about this fundraiser are available HERE.


Students will receive 25% of individual total sales deposited into their student accounts.  The funds may be used to offset music / visual arts expenses.

Orders are due by Wednesday, April 6th.  Checks are payable to DGN Fine Arts Boosters (no cash please).  

Pick-up day is Saturday, April 30th, the weekend before Mother’s Day.  We need many volunteers to assist with the sorting and distribution of the flowers on April 30th.  Please sign up on the forms posted outside of the Fine Arts office or on the Volunteer Spot. http://tinyurl.com/DGNFineArtsVolunteerSpot

Monday, January 18, 2016

New Gift-Checkbook Fundraiser! Starts January 19th

On Tuesday, January 19th, students will learn about an all new Fine Arts Boosters fundraising opportunity. This fundraiser is a checkbook of 31 direct cash checks to our local Downers Grove merchants. Each book has a value of $375.00 worth of cash savings and are redeemable for an entire year. For each book they sell, students will receive $15.00 ( 50%) into their individual accounts. We hope students who would like to help offset music/visual art costs will find this fundraiser easy to do and VERY profitable. Please take a moment to review this fundraiser and see if it might be of interest.

On Thursday, January 21st, Fine Arts Boosters will be in the Fine Arts hallway during periods 4-6 selling individual books to the students. The book can be used to assist in making sales to potential customers, or for your own use. Each book costs $30.00. Checks payable to DGN Fine Arts Boosters. (No cash please.)

All of the details of this fundraiser, including a sample email that student may use if they would like to communicate electronically with potential customers, may be found on Google Drive here:


You may email dgnfabcheckbooks@gmail.com or contact Cheryl Smerz at 630-452-7267 with specific questions.