North Shore Art League 93rd Annual Members’ Art Show featuring Art-in-Bloom

Artists’ Opening Reception and Benefit Party on Friday, Sept. 8, 6:30-9:00 pm

Award-winning violinist Rachel Hsu of Wilmette will play classical music during the reception

Tickets are $75/person in advance; $85/person at the door.

Winnetka Community House

Second Floor Gallery and Room 211

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

Over 150 pieces of artwork by over 90 participating artists, with 19 artists from Wilmette — Lindsay Brown, Heather Campbell, Patricia Markos Dolan, Caroline Greco, Mimi Gross, Pat Hinkel,  Jolan Horen, Carol Krofl, Claudia Lane, William Lober, Jan Loew, Anne Mueller, Peter Nussbaum, Mary Jane Ratty, Sally Schoch, Cindy Shanker, Mary Krebs Smyth, Peg Spengler, Joellen Varga

North Shore Art League’s 93rd Annual Members’ Art Show and Art-In Bloom, September 8-16 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, features member artists and faculty whose talents and support have sustained NSAL for over nine decades.  The 9-day exhibition will launch with a Benefit Preview Party and Artists’ Opening Reception on Friday, September 8 from 6:30-9:00 pm.  Cost is $75/person in advance, $85/person at the door.  Be the first to preview the outstanding fine art and be amazed by floral interpretations of selected artwork, Art-in-Bloom, by renowned local garden club arrangers and florists.  Enjoy a buffet featuring South American fusion fare provided by the popular Highwood restaurant Longitud315 and open bar, and peruse the many Silent Auction tables.  Award-winning violinist Rachel Hsu of Wilmette will play classical music during the reception.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Choro de Lá pra Cá Brazilian Flute Ensemble

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2:00 pm, Auditorium

Choro de Lá pra Cá is a multi-national trio based in Natal, Brazil and the Chicago area.  The trio’s unique blend of classical, Brazilian choro, jazz, and northeastern Brazilian harmonies and rhythms has been delighting audiences in both the U.S. and Brazil since 2014.  This performance is part of the group’s third U.S. tour since 2015. They will be joined by guest vocalist, Dill Costa, originally from Rio de Janeiro and now residing in Chicago. This concert is sponsored by the Rutherford Family Trust as part of the Armchair Travel Series.  

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Chris White Plays Music from the Movies 

Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 pm, refreshments beginning at 7:00 pm, Auditorium

Join us for a concert with local jazz musician Chris White as he takes you on a journey through music from films of the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and beyond. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Chris has settled in the Chicago area, teaching jazz piano and theory and performing at The Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase, The House of Blues, and more. We invite guests over age 21 to enjoy a glass of wine during this performance. All are welcome, but ID is required to be served wine.

Stories Wrapped in String: Curiosity

Saturday, Sept. 30, 10-11 am

William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette

‘Stories Wrapped in String’ is presented by The Lucky Trikes the last Saturday morning each month all year from 10-11 am at William Harris Lee & Company’s shop in downtown Wilmette.

The Lucky Trikes are Deirdre Harrison as story teller and on uke, Kyle Price as composer and on percussion, plus a third special guest on viola, violin, cello or bass each month. The musical story series features improvised and classical music accompanying award-winning stories and original songs.

Older strings students also make guest appearances.  The guest artist for September is TBA.  Visitors can see the luthier shop and try instruments after each session.

Snacks!  Free and open to the public.

Save The Date:  Thursday, October 5th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Opening Artists’ Reception for Wilmette Community Photography Exhibit, ‘Hats Around the World’, featuring 13 Wilmette photographers* at North Shore Community Bank, 1145 Wilmette Avenue, sponsored by the Village of Wilmette Human Relations Commission in celebration of Arts Awareness Month. 

Award winning violinist Rachel Hsu of Wilmette will play a classical music during the opening reception.

*Participating Photographers are:

Patricia Berg-Drazin, Jill Dunbar, Rich Fisher, George Hossfeld, Faye Jacobs, Patience Kramer, Beth Lambrecht, Rino Liberatore, Jan Loew, Jerry Loew, Peter Nussbaum, Laura Rodriguez, and Pat Velasco.