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

Announcing: 2nd Annual

Day of Plein Air Painting

in Historic Kenilworth

Early registration discount ends 8/31

Get $10.00 off your class when registered and paid by August 31st

For Adult Classes use coupon code: fall adult class
For Workshops use coupon code: fall workshop
For Youth Classes use coupon code: fall youth class

Upcoming Exhibits

First Floor Gallery:

​Bert Menco - 10/2-10/22

Peter Nussbaum - 11/13-12/10

Second Floor Gallery:

94th Annual Members' Art Show -​ 9/7- 9/16/18

Robin Samiljan

Call for Entries:

The North Shore Art League's

94th Annual

Benefit & Members' Art Show

 9/7/18, 6:30pm

This year marks the 94th Annual Benefit and Members' Art Show for the North Shore Art League! You won't want to miss this much anticipated art event featuring the work of our member artists and faculty whose talents and support have sustained the organization over these nine decades. Join us for this year's Benefit featuring over 150 original works, light supper catered by An Apple a Day, open bar, music by Ben Lewis, silent auction and a split-the-pot raffle! Purchase tickets HERE

The North Shore Art League will display our talented members' works in our gallery spaces on the first & second floors of the Winnetka Community House. We also proudly unveil Art-in-Bloom, an exhibit of award-winning local floral arrangers who interpret paintings in the show.

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

MaryJo O'Gara, Pink Begonia, oil

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


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.






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 94 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 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.

North Shore Art League

Saturday, September 15th, 8am - 2pm

Join other artists as you paint on the lawn of the Kenilworth Historical Society during this fun event to celebrate Kenilworth's 122nd Biennial! All paintings will be on display at the October 19th Biennial Dinner. To register as an artist, click here. For more information, The Kenilworth Historical Society at or the League office. 

FALL 2018 registration is now OPEN!

New term begins September 17th

Fran Vail