Mark your calendars for this important historical exhibit!

FALL 2019 Registration now OPEN!

M. Surpin

S. Ammann

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

13th Annual inchworks

J. Hirschle

Upcoming Exhibits

First Floor Gallery:​​

Anita Willets-Burnham Exhibit - 10/8-11/1

Co-hosted with Winnetka Historical Society 

Patty Dolan - 11/12/19 - 12/3/19

​Hope Salmanoff - 12/3/19 - 1/7/20

Second Floor Gallery:

​13th Annual inchworks - 11/13/19 - 1/14/20

Anita Willets- Burnham

Fran Vail

The North Shore Art League is proud to co-host with the

Winnetka Historical Society the works of Anita Willets-Burnham. 

This historical exhibit showcases the works Willets-Burnham created while traveling around the world that would eventually inspire her book

'Round the World on a Penny.

​No artist is more closely identified with Winnetka than Anita Willets-Burnham.  Join us to view and purchase 29 of Anita's original works that capture charming scenes, both foreign and domestic. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of local history while supporting the Winnetka Historical Society and the North Shore Art League. The Gallery show and sale will be open through November 1, 2019.

Please join the North Shore Art League and

the Winnetka Historical Society

Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 - 8pm for the opening of this exhibit!

First floor Gallery, Winnetka Community House.

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

C. Gilberg

Banner artwork above by: Jennifer Burch, Paula Campbell, Joanne Epcke, Claudia Lane, Jason Miklik, Mary Jo O'Gara, Nina Weiss and Michael Van Zeyl


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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

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M. McNitt

Important Dates:

Application due: November 5, 2019

Art Drop-Off: November 12, 2019

Opening Reception: November 14, 2019

Pick-Up: January 14, 2020

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