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.

Wednesday, August 21: Entry forms due
Wednesday August 28: Art Drop Off
Friday, September 6: Benefit Preview Party- Opening Reception
Tuesday, October 1 & Wednesday October 2: Art Pick Up

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FALL 2019 Registration begins July 18th

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

Summer 2019 Camp Registration is OPEN!

95th Annual Members'

Art Show Gala
Opening Benefit Party on Friday, September 6th
Art Exhibit will be open until September 30th

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

Summer 2019 Registration is still open!

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.

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

Upcoming Exhibits

First Floor Gallery:​​

​Members' Art Show - 9/6 - 9/30

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

Co-hosted with Winnetka Historical Society

Second Floor Gallery:

CAVA/NSAL Group Show - 7/18-8/9

​Members' Art Show - 9/6 - 9/30

Forgotten Illinois