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

15th Annual inchworks show

In-Person and Online November 18 - February 14, 2022

Call for entries
Water! Show

Application due: February 8, 2022
February 15 - April 18, 2022

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

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Important Dates for Artists:

Application due: February 8, 2022
Art Drop-off date: February 15, 2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art Show: February 15 - April 18, 2022
Art Pick-up date: April 19, 2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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.


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The North Shore Art League is a 501(c)(3) 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! 



Virtual show now available to view online!

Important Dates for Artists:

Art Pick-Up: 2/15/22, 10am - 2pm

Artwork (from top left clockwise) by Fran Vail, Marie Burke, Christiane Bouret, Ladd Mengel, Cindy Fuller, and Cathy Naro.

Artwork by Lyndsay Murphree, Robin Samiljan, and Bonnie Siegel

Winter 2022 Classes postponed - will  begin week of 1/24/22

Artwork by P. Seatter

Artwork by Susie Yavorskiy, Carol Krofl, and Fran Vail 

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Due to the recent surge of the Omicron variant, we will be postponing the opening of our in-person winter classes by two weeks. Your safety and the safety of our faculty is our most important concern. Please stay healthy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. 

Now on display!

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

NSAL Faculty & Board


A Fresh Start

Over 40 paintings now on display in our first floor gallery space!

January 4 - January 30, 2022

The North Shore Art League is excited to host our second Water! show. Water is everywhere. It can be a beautiful source of endless daydreams and creative thoughts as well as a powerful reminder of the forces of nature. Represent and interpret water in any way you'd like and in the medium of your choice. We're looking forward to showcasing NSAL artists!

This show will be hung in our second floor gallery and will be available to view online.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00am - 5:00pm

To purchase any of our faculty or board member's work, please contact the North Shore Art League office at: 847-446-2870 or info@northshoreartleague.org