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North Shore Art League

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620 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-2870
(847) 446-4306 (fax)
Hours:
Office is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 3:30pm

About Us


Over 93 years of service
Education:Year-round Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Classes
Workshops
Lectures
Kids’ ART Camps
Exhibits: Members’ Art Show
Inchworks
Themed read more
  • About


    Over 93 years of service
    Education:Year-round Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Classes
    Workshops
    Lectures
    Kids’ ART Camps
    Exhibits: Members’ Art Show
    Inchworks
    Themed Exhibits
    Class Shows
    Solo Shows
    Art Sales
    Events: Art in the Village – National Juried Fine Arts Fair
    Annual Benefit
    Special fine art events

    Short history:
    Founded by artists who wanted people of all ages in their community to benefit from the arts, the cultural impact of the League continues throughout the North Shore. At the time it was founded in 1924, the League was one of the original arts organizations in the country. League members organized the popular Old Orchard Art Fair in Skokie in the 50’s (which ran for over 45 years under NSAL leadership) and the New Horizons Art Shows held in Chicago during the 60’s and 70’s. Many noted artists studied and taught here -- LeRoy Neiman, Fairfield Porter, Franz Schultz and Abbott Pattison among them. More recently, artist and author Audrey Niffenegger was both a printmaking faculty member and student. In addition, noted watercolor artist, author, Art Institute of Chicago faculty member and Field Museum archival artist Peggy Macnamara has been on our faculty.
    Looking forward:
    Comprised of a vast array of artists, students, art lovers, community and corporate friends, the NSAL community reaches deeply into Chicago’s regional North Shore market. Our students are life-long and active learners, concerned about life and community improvements. We serve over 1,000 students annually, with programs and scholar

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    The North Shore Art League is located on the second floor of the Winnetka Community House...corner of Pine and Lincoln in Winnetka, IL