This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 

​ART Endures! 

You can help!

Join the North Shore Art League June 24th - June 27th for a weekend of art, demos and activities!  Enjoy the weekend at the idyllic Plaza del Lago by strolling through stores and viewing works from talented and creative North Shore Art League members and faculty!

Friday, 6/25

- 11:30am - 1:30pm: Demo by NSAL member Nancy Iida

Saturday, 6/26

- noon - 2pm: Meet & Greet with NSAL artists at various shops & spaces.

- noon - 2pm: Kids' Activities with NSAL youth teacher Lyndsay Murphree

- noon - 3pm: Portraits by NSAL faculty member Lisa DePinto

Sunday, 6/27 

- 11:30am - 1:30pm: Demo by NSAL Board Member Susan Bennett

Participating NSAL Artists: Susan Bennett, Lisa Byrne, Lisa DePinto,

Nancy Iida, Anne McNerney, Lyndsay Murphree, Sonia Penaranda- Taggart,

Denise Siegel, Maria Sundqvist, Katie Susko, Nina Weiss, and Donna Williams.

Clockwise from Top Left: Writer James Baldwin in his Greenwich Village Apartment in 1963. Andrew Wythe's studio in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Horst P. Horst's portrait of artist Cy Twombly in his Roman palazzo. Georgia O'Keeffe at home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Poet Anne Spencer's verse painted on her kitchen cabinets in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

Artwork by Mal Poland

Summer registration is now open!

Please consider DONATING to the League.
To support the League's necessary expenses at this

time by clicking here (DONATE HERE)​

REGISTER for classes and PARTICIPATE in our exhibits!

The NSAL is proud to host our 4th Annual Abstraction show! This popular show highlights all the different aspects and approaches to the concept of abstraction.  Through each artist's sense of composition, color, and technique the idea of abstraction is explored and brought to life.  We invite you to come and experience this wonderful show through July 12, 2021.  For more information on how to purchase a piece of artwork, please contact the NSAL office at 847-446-2870 or email at

Email images of your studio/workspace and we will feature you right here on our website!

Email to

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

Important Dates for Artists:​​
Art Pick-up date: July 13, 2021, 10am - 1pm

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

Memberships are the key to our continued operation and success. Your Membership supports art exhibits, classes, scholarships, community outreach programs and more! Membership is required to enroll in Adult Classes.


Please Donate
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 97 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 classes, exhibits, workshops, lectures and special arts events in Winnetka.
​​Our community doesn’t always 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. At this time we cannot do many of those things - but we will be here for you when it is safe to do so! Art endures - and so will the League!  
​We invite you to explore our adult art classes and art classes for children.

North Shore Art League

At Home Studios

We are looking to get a glimpse of where you have been working during the pandemic and the spaces that have inspired you to be & stay creative.
Indoors or outdoors, we want to see where you have been making your masterpieces!

Pictured left: NSAL member and student Maria Sundqvist paints in her at home studio in Winnetka.

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Mal Poland working in the studio.

May 26 - July 12, 2021

Open 7 days a week,

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 8:00pm;

Saturdays & Sundays,

9:00am - 5:00pm