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



8th annual small works show

On display November 20, 2014 - January 12, 2015

Art Pick-up Date: January 13th, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Just in time for holiday gift-giving!

Art Exhibits in Winnetka

Works on Paper

by Robin Samiljan 

First Floor Gallery

December 15th through January 12th, 2015

Winter 2015 Registration Now Open!

View: The Kitchen Table

February 5th - March 16th, 2015

Our first annual exhibit of works all based on the kitchen. 


                                                                      Yuki Kano Hartman, Three Apples (after Carol Marin)

Application due: January 26, 2015

Art Drop-off date: February 3, 2015 10:00am-2:00pm

Opening Reception: February 5, 2015 6:30-8:00pm

Art Pick-up date: March 17, 2015 10:00am-2:00pm