NEW Exhibit in the Community!

New Landscapes

Nancy Behles

4/26 - 5/31, 2019

Visit North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company

576 Lincoln Avenue, Lobby 

Opening Reception

Friday, April 26, 5:30-6:30 

Our Annual Benefit and Opening Reception of the Members' Art Show will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Winnetka Community House in the 1st & 2nd Floor galleries.  In conjunction with the show, we are doing two new exciting art events which will include lecture/ demos from guest art instructors.

Upcoming Exhibits

First Floor Gallery:​​

Susan Russell, 5/14 - 6/11

Donna Williams, 6/11 - 7/9

Second Floor Gallery:

Abstraction Show - 5/14 - 7/9/19

​Members' Art Show - 9/6 - 9/28

Forgotten Illinois

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

Summer 2019 Registration is now open!

Machu Picchu

A joint show co-hosted by the North Shore Art League (NSAL) and the Chicago Alliance of Visual Arts (CAVA).

The NSAL and the CAVA are seeking works of art that reflect or comment on historic Illinois incidents, individuals or influences. 

The exhibit will be held from July 18 - August 9, 2019  at the NSAL Second Floor Gallery space in Winnetka, IL.

The call for entry will be announced June 1, 2019.

2019 CAVA SYMPOSIUM: Making Connections

​Friday August 9, 2019

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 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

​Abstraction Show

​5/14/19 - 7/9/19 ​​​

                 The league is proud to present the 2nd Annual exhibit by NSAL students, members, and faculty.  Each artist's exploration of the concept of abstraction are included in this diverse and exciting exhibit.  With over 90 pieces from 50 diverse artists, the Abstraction Show emphasizes creative visions, ideas, and  interpretations of the ordinary to the extraordinary!

Please join us for the opening reception with the artists:

Thursday, May 16, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Second Floor Gallery


B. Swanson

C. Buccellato


Wednesday, August 21: Entry forms due

Wednesday August 28: Art Drop Off

Friday, September 6: Benefit Preview Party- Opening Reception

Sunday, September 29 & Monday September 30: Art Pick Up

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

Summer 2019 Camp Registration is OPEN!

Art on Display

Susan Russell:

Ethereal Dreams

5/14 - 6/11

Waterfall Gown

N. Behles

L. Oberlander

B. Siegel

​​95th Annual Members' Art Show Gala
Opening Benefit Party on Friday, September 6th

Art Exhibit will be open until September 28th 

Diana deMeuse

K. Gilbert

Upcoming Show: ​​​​
Mark your calendar!