Important Dates:

Wednesday, August 23: Entry Forms Due

Wednesday, August 30, 2:00-6:00pm: Artwork Drop-Off

Friday, September 8, 6:30-9:00pm: Benefit Preview Party and Opening Reception, tickets may be purchased in advance 

Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, September 16: Exhibit on display to the public at no charge

Sunday, September 17, 4:00-6:00pm and Monday, September 18, 10:00am-1:00pm: Artwork Pick-Up

Nancy Behles

On display in our First Floor Gallery


Exhibit of works by Karen Vierneisel

on display August 14 through September 17

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Thursday, August 24, 7:00 - 9:00pm

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

Annual Benefit Catered by Longitud315

a fusion of South American flavors

93rd Annual

Benefit Party & Members' Art Show 2017

Plein Air in Historic Kenilworth

Special event on September 16, 8:00am-2:00pm

in collaboration with the

Kenilworth Historical Society

Join other artists and paint at selected locations in the beautiful village of Kenilworth! Completed paintings (with artist's consent) will displayed at the Kenilworth Historical Society.

Choose one:

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 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

North Shore Art League