Welcome...The art community we have fostered here for almost 90 years is alive and well! It is a community full of rich experiences, shared passions, creative conversations and special connections.
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!
On display through 1/13/14
Johna Van Dyke
Our 7th annual exhibit of small works! This very popular show features quality artwork in a wide price range, to fit any holiday gift giving budget.
Winter Term Begins January 6th
We are pleased to offer several new classes and new instructors, along with our current favorites. Our full schedule of Winter classes is listed on the Adult Classes, Workshops and Youth Classes pages. We are looking forward to a great new term at the League. We hope you'll join us as we kick off our 90th year!
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!
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 Compositional Analysis of Paintings
A lecture by fine artist Michael Chelich
Artists who seek to elevate their artwork to a higher level of beauty, expressiveness and clarity have long understood the value of studying the elements and principles of composition.This lecture will be accompanied by a visual presentation that will illustrate the compositional tools of art and how artists have used these tools to uniquely and creatively express their vision onto canvas.
When: Tuesday, January 28th, 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $40 (members) $50 (non-members)
Call for Artists
Art in the Village
Juried Art Fair
The League presents its inaugural Art in the Village national fine arts show on June 21 & 22, 2014. Located in downtown Winnetka, this fair is poised to generate large, enthusiastic art buyers as it is the “homecoming” of an art fair to our village. The North Shore Art League’s 90 year history and quality event reputation is apparent in all of the pre-show interest from artists and patrons. The show will be well promoted. Friendly and helpful staff will be on hand. You may enter by finding our application on www.zapplication.org or contact the NSAL office if you prefer to submit a paper application and a CD of images. Enter this early show and get the summer started!