North Shore Art League

Welcome...The art community we have fostered here for 90 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 exhibits 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


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! 




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.





Mark your calendar for our second annual juried fine art fair in downtown Winnetka!

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm 

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm


Art Exhibits in Winnetka

"Light Within"

The artwork of Cicely Michalak

First Floor Gallery

Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 16th, 4:30-7:00pm


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

Postcards from Paradise

April 7th - 27th, 2015

Second Floor Gallery

“What is Paradise?” It is something different to everyone. It could be a stroll in Paris or a stroll down a favorite neighborhood street. It could be the sands of the Cayman Islands or the inside of a candy store. It could be your mother’s apple pie or the first robin you hear in spring … all of us have favorite places, things and experiences. What is it that transports you to that perfect place? Come see how our exhibiting artists interpret the meaning of paradise.

                                                                                            Anne McNerney                            

7th Annual Watercolor Works Exhibit

May 19th - July 14th, 2015

Call for Entries Due: Tuesday, May 12

Art Drop Off Date: Tuesday, May 19, 10am-2pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 21, 6:30-8:00pm

Peter Jablokow