Visual Arts

North Shore Art League 

Inaugural Cityscapes Exhibit, ‘The Urban Experience’ — Now through July 11

Winnetka Community House, Second Floor Gallery Space

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

Gallery hours:  Monday- Friday, 9 am – 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm.  Closed holidays. 

* Featuring works by the following Wilmette artists:  Joanne Epcke, Jan Loew, Anne Mueller, Peter Nussbaum and Deborah Shore

Explore cityscapes and urban experiences from around the world, with over 60 pieces by 36 artists on display.

Revenue from the shows are dedicated to funding NSAL’s school, outreach and communications.  The North Shore Art League is a not-for-profit organization, now in its 93rd year, dedicated to enriching the human spirit and the life of its community through art education and exhibitions.  For more information about its quality classes, workshops, programs and special events, contact the NSAL office at 847-446-2870 or visit its website, www.northshoreartleague.org.


New Exhibit: Exploring West Wilmette

Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road, Wilmette

On Display through 2017

A new exhibit, “Exploring West Wilmette.”, features an area whose very definition has changed over time, and is even now a matter about which locals disagree.  The exhibit looks for west Wilmette in many places, exploring its cultural geography with special attention to the housing boom of the 1950’s that turned family farms into distinctive new subdivisions.  “Exploring West Wilmette” will be at the Wilmette Historical Museum through 2017.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Friday, June 30, 6:30 pm, Youth Program Room

Maker After Dark

Etch your own design into a wine glass.  After your project is complete, take your glass downstairs to the Auditorium to enjoy a glass of wine and a jazz concert featuring Dennis Luxion, a member of the piano faculty of Columbia College Chicago, and his trio.  Registration required; call the Library or visit WPL online calendar.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Storybook Art – Youth Program Room

Wednesdays, July 5 – July 26, 10:30-11:15 am, Ages 3-5 with an adult 

Registration required.

Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator.

July 5: Emma Garcia – cut-paper shapes

   Registration 6/21 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 6/28 for non-residents

July 12: Ezra Jack Keats – stamping and splatter painting

    Registration 6/28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 7/5 for non-residents

July 19: Terry Border – wire art and photography

   Registration 7/5 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 7/12 for non-residents

July 26: Lois Ehlert – found objects and natural materials

   Registration 7/12 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 7/19 for non-residents


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker After Dark 

Friday, July 21, 6:30-7:30 pm, Auditorium

WPL’s popular all-ages Maker series is getting a grown-up twist! Make your own custom chalkboard cheese tray, then sample delicious cheeses. After your project is complete, head out to the Library Lawn for a concert with the Third Sunday String Band. Registration required; call the Library or visit WPL online calendar.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Family PlayLab: Sneaky Art

Saturday, July 22, 10:00-10:45 am, Youth Program Room, All Ages

Come have a sculptor Andy Goldsworthy experience at WPL’s nature art tale, and make art to hide in the Library and the community.


Wilmette Park District

Center for the Arts

Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette

‘Arts in the Parks’ Camp Showcase

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug. 4

First Floor Hallway

This show is a culmination of all projects the 300+ campers have created in the 8 weeks of camp.