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The North Shore Art League is a 501c3 organization. The NSAL has continuously served an important role as contributor to the cultural fabric of our community. As an arts organization, we provide a unique environment for experimentation, challenge, and fulfillment to artists of all ages and levels of experience. Our fine faculty, outstanding art studio, and printmaking facilities have earned us a reputation as a revered center for learning. We can provide a world enriched by the arts, but only your financial support can ensure our continuation for generations to come! 



Welcome...The art community we have fostered here for over 93 years is alive and well! It is a community full of rich experiences, shared passions, creative conversations and special connections through the offering of art claases, exhibits, workshops, lectures and special arts events in Winnetka.

​Our community doesn’t happen on a screen, it happens when we talk to each other at an exhibit; it happens when we get messy in a class; it happens when we sit around a table together to work on projects; it happens when we meet new friends at League events.  

​We welcome you to our studios and galleries anytime – we’d love to see you! We invite you to explore our adult art classes and art classes for children.

Linda Nelson
​Executive Director

North Shore Art League

Upcoming Art on Display Exhibits

First Floor Gallery:

George Chakos - 1/8/18 - 2/5/18

​​Susan Bennett- 2/5/18 - 3/5/18

Diana DeMeuse- 3/20/18 - 4/17/18

NEW EXHIBIT in our First Floor Gallery:

            Works by 

George Chakos

                     1/8 - 2/5/18

We welcome all to visit our first floor

gallery to view this beautiful show.

Many of George's artworks explore the

city of Chicago, but he also captures gorgeous

​landscapes, wildlife, racehorses and more...

            Opening Reception Thursday,  1/11/18, 6-8pm


620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870


Friday April 13, 2018

Something special is the the works... More to come!

Our revamped View: Interiors show now includes our previous kitchen table show.  This combination show gives you a chance to explore your world with your artist's eye- whether it's your kitchen, living room, anywhere in your home, a special space in your life or in your imagination!  The spaces in which we live are live with possibilities and inspiration!

Click Here for application

New show coming January 2018!



Opening reception THURSDAY,  2/1,  6:30- 8:00pm

Four Horsemen, 30"x40", oil

Announcing our 5th annual

Art in the Village

Fine Arts Fair!

Hubbard Woods Park, Winnetka

June 23rd & 24th, 2018

 CLICK HERE to apply via Zapplication, beginning 11/1 

R. Samiljan

Banner artwork above by: Jennifer Burch, Paula Campbell, Joanne Epcke, Claudia Lane, Jason Miklik, Mary Jo O'Gara, Nina Weiss and Michael Van Zeyl

Art Exhibits in Winnetka