The Skokie Art Guild is a not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1961. It is composed of approximately one hundred artists, art lovers and patrons of the arts. From its inception, the purpose of the Guild has been to promote the advancement and appreciation of the fine arts throughout Skokie and surrounding communities. This has been done through education in the form of demonstrations or lectures.
The Guild promotes art awareness and appreciation. The Guild holds two annual members' art shows: a spring show at Skokie's Emily Oaks Nature Center and a fall show at the Skokie Public Library. Awards are presented and both are well publicized in the local newspapers. Many members also convene weekly for Saturday morning figure workshops as the Devonshire Cultural Center.