North Shore Art League

Welcome...The art community we have fostered here for almost 90 years is alive and well! It is a community full of rich experiences, shared passions, creative conversations and special connections. 

​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!

Linda Nelson
​Executive Director

PrintWorks 2014 

A Printmaking & Photography

Fine Arts Show

Second Floor Gallery              

March 13th - April 28th                                                                                   

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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! 




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.





Save the Date!
Art in the Village
Juried Art Fair

Saturday, June 21 and 

Sunday June 22, 2014

The League is pleased to present its inaugural Art in the Village national fine arts show. Located in downtown Winnetka, this will be the “homecoming” of an art fair to our village. The North Shore Art League’s 90 year history and reputation for hosting quality events is apparent in all of the pre-show interest from artists and patrons. Come to this exciting new show and enjoy all that downtown Winnetka (and our wonderful artists) have to offer!

Lead sponsor:

Celebrating Gouache

The Art of Mary McCarthy

March 24th – April 29th
First Floor Gallery

The Junior Board of the North Shore Art League presents its first

Teen Art Show

May 17th - May 29th in the Second Floor Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday May 18, 1:00-3:00pm

Open to all artists in grades 7 - 12, who submit up to 2 pieces.

Watercolor Works 2014

May 15 - July 7th

Call For Entries

Up to two watercolor and/or gouache pieces per artist will be accepted.

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 6

Drop Off Date: Tuesday, May 13